Grand Army of the Republic; Warren County, Ohio, Military Heritage
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Warren County, Ohio Military Heritage
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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)
Warren County, Ohio

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization founded in 1866. Membership was restricted to Union veterans (Army, Navy, Marines) of the Civil War. The GAR was organized by state (called Departments) and then by local Posts. The Woman's Relief Corps " (WRC) was recognized in 1883 as the official women's auxiliary to the GAR.

The Department of Ohio included the following posts located in Warren County

Granville Thurston Post No. 213, Lebanon, chartered May 13, 1882 plus
- Women's Relief Corp No. 97 auxiliary instituted October 15, 1885
- Granville Thurston Relief Corps No. 199, Lebanon, instituted November 18, 1902
W. R. Hoel Post No. 230, Waynesville, chartered January 17, 1885
John Kell Post No. 241, Franklin, chartered June 29, 1882
Sullivan Stevens Post No. 353, Morrow, organized August 18, 1883
Billy Baner/Bainer Post No. 537, Springboro, organized August 10, 1885
Holdman Post No. 608, Hageman
John Scott Post No. 688, Mason

The GAR was disbanded in 1956 when the last member passed away. The records of the GAR were turned over to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).

Post Officers:
P. C. (Post Commander), S. V. C. (Senior Vice Post Commander), J. V. C. (Junior Vice Post Commander), Q. M. (Quartermaster), Surg. (Surgeon), Chap. (Chaplain), O. D. (Officer of the Day), O. G. (Officer of the Guard), Adjt. (Adjutant), S. M. (Sergeant Major), Q. M. S. (Quartermaster Sergeant)

In some places Robert McKelvey Post No. 705, Hunter is listed as being from Warren County. It appears that it was actually located at Hunter in Belmont County.


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