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Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 1, Montgomery County collection

 Collection — Folder: S2909
Identifier: S2909

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a photocopy of the minutes book from the Montgomery County, Indiana Grand Army of the Republic titled, "Original Record of Grand Army Post Organized at Crawfordsville, Ind in 1866", with eight page name index and 53 pages of minutes, including the organizational meeting notes and charter.


  • 1866-1869

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization of veterans who served in the Civil War between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865, and were honorably discharged veterans of the Union Army, Navy, Marine Corps or the Revenue Cutter Service. It was founded by Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson in Decatur, Illinois, on April 6, 1866, who organized community level "Posts", and by 1890, totaled 409,489 veterans nationally.

Indiana Civil War Governor Oliver P. Morton helped to organize the GAR posts throughout Indiana, and notably, the first in Crawfordsville, Indiana, known as Post No. 1 of Montgomery County. The final Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1949 and the last member, Albert Woolson died in 1956 at the age of 109 years.

Source: Grand Army of the Republic History, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Crawfordsville Public Library on 1989/07/31.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/10/24 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/10/24 by Linda Gellert.
Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 1, Montgomery County collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.