Tag Archives: Grand Army of the Republic

Looking Back, Looking Forward

ECW welcomes guest author Mike Busovicki All warriors want to know their efforts were not in vain and the deprivations they endured were worth the outcome.  As the Civil War metamorphosed into a great insatiable beast, devouring ever more resources, … Continue reading

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A Headstone for Captain John M. Hoyt at Last

ECW welcomes back guest author Richard Heisler Researching history always has a way of taking you down paths you were not anticipating. Acquiring headstones for unmarked Civil War graves was not something I had set out to do when I … Continue reading

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The Legacy of John A. Logan

by Hannah Roesch Tucked behind a white picket fence in the heart of Murphysboro, Illinois, sits a museum dedicated to one of the most colorful generals of the Civil War, John A. Logan. Since 1989 The General John A. Logan … Continue reading

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ECW’s Gilot tapped as Curator, Social Historian at the Captain Thomas Espy Post

ECW readers may recall last year’s interview with Diane Klinefelter, curator and social historian at the Captain Thomas Espy Post, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, Ms. Klinefelter announced her retirement, … Continue reading

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All For the Union, 1910

From Elisha Hunt Rhodes of the 2nd Rhode Island, author of All For the Union, from a speech given at the 44th Annual Encampment, Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. April 6 and 7, … Continue reading

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Sacred Duty – Sherman Honors Thomas E.G. Ransom

In June of 1884, General William T. Sherman stood before the members of St. Louis’ newest Grand Army of the Republic post. Just having retired from the U.S. Army and residing in the Gateway City, Sherman “was invited by several … Continue reading

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Second Saturday Lecture Series: An Interview With Diane Klinefelter

Even though I spent several years living and working in Pittsburgh it always feels something like going behind enemy lines each time I visit. I had the good fortune to be raised in a strong Cleveland sports household and proudly … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s King Veterans Home

On February 24 I visited the King Veterans Home, site of a second location of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The plaque giving its founding and history might be of interest to our readers.

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The First Decoration Day

150 years ago today was the first Decoration Day, as proclaimed by John A. Logan and the Grand Army of the Republic. Other communities had started ceremonies of remembrance, but this became the major link in the chain that created … Continue reading

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Uniform & Medal Presented To Civil War Veteran’s Home In Southern California

In Southern California, a special presentation by Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War helps to ensure historical discussion about a Civil War soldier and medal of honor recipient who lived the later part of his life in Fallbrook, … Continue reading

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