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Posted By: Lori on: 12/20/2014 11:51:23 EDT
Subject: RE: GAR marker on GGGrandfather's grave

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Check with the town historical society/library/city hall of the town he lived in when he passed away, chances are they will have a copy of his membership or at least know what particular group he was in, since the towns have to put out a flag for all veterans.
I found my ancestors G.A.R.membership papers in the town they had once lived in which was where their G.A.R. group was established and 3 of the sons last residence before they joined the Civil War. Also keep in mind many men were members of the Odd Fellow groups. One of my ancestors who remained in the military after the Civil War, drown when he somehow fell off the ship he was on, since his family was in Maine and he was in Ca. the Odd Fellow group he was with in Ca., buried him in a Odd Fellows section of the cemetery. Hope you find the answers your looking for.~Lori
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