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40th Annual GAR Encampment, Manhattan, Kansas

40th Annual GAR Encampment, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: 1921
This panorimic photograph shows the Civil War veterans and others who attended the 40th Annual Encampment of the Kansas Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). It was held at Community Hall, Manhattan, Kansas, May 18, 19, and 20, 1921. The GAR was the veterans organization for Civil War soldiers. This image shows the veterans, some members of the women's auxiliary, and some young boys in the front row. There is also a drum near the center of the image for the Civil War Veterans Drum Corps, No 25, Garfiled Post, Wichita, Kansas. There are several other drums and musical instruments in the photograph.


Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society

Address of C.E. Adams before the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society
Creator: Adams, C.E.
Date: September 29, 1897
This item is a draft of C.E. Adams's speech to mark the occasion of the second flag raising of the Pawnee Republic Historical Society in September 1897.


A sketch of hospital life and work

A sketch of hospital life and work
Creator: Webb-Peck, Anna S.
Date: Between January 1, 1862 and June 30, 1897
This item, composed by Nurse Anna S. Webb-Peck, details her experiences as a nurse during the first year of the Civil War. One of the prominent people that she came into contact with during the period was Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, who gained widespread fame for her work as a hospital administrator for the Union during the Civil War.


Captain Hudson, GAR Post No. 366, Cimarron, Kansas

Captain Hudson, GAR Post No. 366, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1904 and 1905
This is a photograph of the Captain Hudson, G. A. R. Post No. 366 in Cimarron, Kansas. Members in the photograph are identified as: F. V. Hull, Peterson, J. F. McDowell, W. H. Lyon, M. Naylor, Byrd Williams, P.C. Egbert, John Brock, Adolph Neidiger, D. T. Tabb, O. D. Lemert, Francis McDermott, Preston, Peter King, James W. Brock, W. H. Flaugher, Isaac H. Cilp, Henry J. Dodson, George W. Shields, and John Morrison. They are posed in front of the Citizens State Bank.


Captain Hudson Post, GAR

Captain Hudson Post, GAR
Date: May 30, 1906
This is a photograph of members of the Captain Hudson Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in front of the Citizens State Bank, Cimarron, Kansas. The members are (back row, l to r): F. V. Hull, Post Commander, N. Peterson, J. F. McDowell, W. H. Lyon, M. Naylor, Byrd Williams, P. C. Egbert, John Brock, Adolph Neidiger, D. T. Tabb, O. D. Lemert, F. McDermott; (front row l to r): W. C. Preston, Peter King, Jim Brock, W. H. Flagler, Isaac Culp, Henry J. Dotson, George W. Shields, John Morrison. They are posed in front of the Citizens State Bank.


Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas

Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas
Creator: Galloway and Robertson
Date: May 31, 1886
A photograph showing a Civil War monument in Baxter Springs, Kansas. This monument is dedicated to the soldiers killed in the Battle of Baxter Springs, October 6, 1863, and other engagements in the vicinity.


Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall

Construction of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall
Date: April 1, 1912
This is a photo of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall under construction at 10th and Jackson in Topeka, Kansas.


Dedication of GAR Memorial Tree in Ottawa, Kansas

Dedication of GAR Memorial Tree in Ottawa, Kansas
Date: April 1, 1911
The dedication of a Grand Army of the Republic memorial tree on the grounds of the Franklin County courthouse in Ottawa, Kansas.


Dedication of Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Dedication of Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photo of a crowd watching the parade during the dedication ceremonies of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Topeka, Kansas.


Della Rawlings Henry

Della Rawlings Henry
Creator: The Corning Printing Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between June 05, 1906 and June 07, 1906
This photograph shows Della Rawlings Henry as the Department Inspector for the Twentieth Annual Convention of the Kansas Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Henry represented Circle No. 117 from Kansas City, Kansas during the G.A.R.'s annual meeting in Salina, Kansas.


Elma B. Dalton

Elma B. Dalton
Creator: The Corning Printing Company, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between September 07, 1905 and September 08, 1905
This photograph shows Elma B. Dalton as the National President for the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Eugene Ware correspondence

Eugene Ware correspondence
Date: 1871-1939
This is a series of correspondence to and from Eugene Fitch Ware (1841-1911). Ware moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, after the Civil War and became employed at the Fort Scott Monitor. In 1879, Ware began the first of three terms in the Kansas State Senate. During his terms of office, Ware introduced bills concerning railroads, life insurance, militia, and relief and support of the poor as well as bills of a more local nature. Ware moved to Topeka in 1893 to become a partner with Charles Gleed and his brother, James, forming the law firm of Gleed, Ware and Gleed. In addition to journalism, law, and politics, Ware used the pseudonym, Ironquill, for his literary and poetic achievements. His works include "Neutralia" and "The Rhymes of Ironquill". For a complete contents list of the papers of Eugene Fitch Ware, see the External Links below.


Grand Army of the Republic, Banner City, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Banner City, Kansas
Date: Between 1866 and 1919
This composite photograph shows the bronze star badge and members of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), Banner Post No. 219, in Banner City, Kansas. At the close of the Civil War, Union Army veterans organized this fraternal organization to support veterans across the United States. The badge depicts a solider and a sailor clasping hands in front of a figure of Liberty.


Grand Army of the Republic, Cimarron, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows members of the Grand Army of the Republic on a street in Cimarron, Kansas.


Grand Army of the Republic, Gardner, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Gardner, Kansas
Date: 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, O.B. Gardner Post of Gardner, Kansas. The members have been identified, front row: Chamberlin, Dr. Armstrong, White, Elston, Herman, Anderson, Ward, William Hutton. Middle row: McShane, Bromwell, Limbert, Nichols, Bray, Frasier, A.J. Foster, Tom Hutton. Back row: Essex (Commander in Civil War), McClinock, Rhodes, Landsdown, Money, George Reese, Rev. Dice (Methodist preacher). The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Grand Army of the Republic, Lawrence, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This hand-colored photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Samuel Walker Post No. 365, at Lawrence, Kansas. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans. Six African-American GAR posts were established throughout Kansas and were located in the cities of Lawrence, Fort Scott, Topeka, Atchison, Kansas City, and Leavenworth.


Grand Army of the Republic, Lawrence, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1902
This black and white photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Washington Post No. 12, at Lawrence, Kansas. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War, by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Memorial Hall, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph of a crowd watching a parade during the dedication ceremonies of the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Topeka, Kansas.


Grand Army of the Republic, Topeka, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1919
This sepia colored postcard shows members of the Grand Army of the Republic on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Some of the members are hold signs which reflect their regiments and one sign reads "Battle Flags of Kansas". The gathering on the steps was a ceremony of removing flags from the capitol and transporting them across the street to the Memorial Building at Tenth and Jackson the headquarters of the GAR.


Grand Army of the Republic, Troy, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Troy, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Kennedy Post No. 292, in Troy, Kansas. One of the members has been identified. Cyrus Leland, Jr. is in the middle of the front row, wearing a derby hat and smoking a cigar. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Grand Army of the Republic, Valley Falls, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic, Valley Falls, Kansas
Creator: Irwin, Dale
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This black and white photograph shows members from the Grand Army of the Republic, Stafford Post No. 225, in Valley Falls, Kansas. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized across the United States at the close of the Civil War by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans.


Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon

Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon
Date: 1892
Fraternal ribbon of ivory-colored silk. Ribbon was presented to veteran soldiers of the G.A.R. at a dedication ceremony in Olathe, Kansas, in 1892. G.A.R. emblem in the center of the badge. The recipient of this ribbon, James B. Abbott (1918-1897), was a Union officer during the Civil War. Before the war, Abbott raised funds and purchased arms to support the free-state cause in Kansas Territory, and took part in the Battle of Black Jack and the 1856 defense of Lawrence. After the war, Abbot was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization, and served in the state legislature. This ribbon was presented to his wife in 1897 at the indicated G.A.R. dedication ceremony after Abbott's death.


Grand Army of the Republic meeting in Harveyville, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic meeting in Harveyville, Kansas
Date: 1900-1915
Two photographs showing members of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) in Harveyville, Kansas. Members are identified as Mr. Sharp, Moses P. Earley, Edd Symes, Billey Meyers, R. D. Lewis, Samuel Easter, Mr. Rilchey, Mr. Kelleher (or Kellier), Allen Remer, Robert Thompson, John Davidson, J. C. McMillan, Eli Walton, William Slade, Levi Stanley, J. W. Sisson, H. McPherson, Jock Turner, A. C. Walton, George L. Horton, E. H. McMillan, Ed Purnell, and Mr. Cox.


Grand Army of the Republic members Thayer, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic members Thayer, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows members of the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 339 at Thayer, Kansas. The members are identified by the bronze star badge they wore on their lapels. The badge hung from a chiffon flag and the star depicted a solider and sailor clasping hands in front of a figure of Liberty. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized across the United States, at the close of the Civil War, by veterans of the Union Army as a fraternal organization that provided support to veterans. Some of the men in the photo have been identified. Top Row: G.G. Keener, E.L. Barnes, F.M. Abbott, W. Young, Mr. Keener, Milton S. Elliott, Mr. Gog, R. Osborne, A. Weyden. Middle Row: J. Smedley, W. McDonald, J.W. Tout, C.T. Winters, C.H. Ryder, R.L. Welsh. Bottom Row: H. Perham, John Sperry, Cram, John Munich, W.S. Campbell, Mr. Burkett, Albert M. Whittaker.


Grand Army of the Republic reunion, Jewell County, Kansas

Grand Army of the Republic reunion, Jewell County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This sepia colored photograph shows members of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) reunion in front of McCarthy Hardware store in Formoso, Kansas. Nina M. Yerian donated the photo to the Historical Society in 1971. The donor identified Jacob Baskins (identified by a blue check mark) as "grandpa" and indicated that the location could be Formoso or Mankato. At that time, Jewell County GAR posts included the Jim Lane in Mankato, the Ionia in Ionia, and the S.R. Deach in Jewell. A patron has since identified the location as Formoso and the building on the left as T. H. Shedden's Drug Store and the building on the right as the Formoso Mercantile. The patron identified the men as (from left to right): Jamison Wright, Edgar Walker, Joe Andrews, B. F. Clark, John Hamilton, John L. Worley, Josephus Canfield, William Patrick, John Clawson, Phyletes Axtell, N. M. Hyde, Julius Robinson, Henry Livingood, Jacob Baskin, and Mr. Johnson. The patron identified the date as 1900. The Grand Army of the Republic was a Union veterans organization that established local posts across the United States at the end of the Civil War.


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