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Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Letter to Joshua M. Addeman acknowledging an invitation to a reunion of the 10th Rhode Island Veterans Association.
Dates: Created: 1899
Abstract An organization formed in 1866 at Springfield, Illinois, for the veterans of the Civil War in an effort to “preserve the memory of the departed comrades, promote their mutual interests and to aid the deserving widows and orphans of the soldier dead.” The GAR was formed amidst the turmoil of Reconstruction in an effort not only to aid and assist the veterans who had fought for the cause, but also to affect political action for the veterans. Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson who had been a surgeon with...
Dates: 1866 - 1939
Collection — Box: 2
Scope and Contents Consists of one patent for a grant of 120 acres issued to Pleasant Armstrong by the United States or service during the Black Hawk War. It was endorsed by Delila Armstrong, widow, Petersburg, Illinois, February 4, 1860. Also, one undated appraisal of a white and brown steer, taken up by Robert Armstrong. Signed by Pleasant Armstrong and Obadiah Short.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1860