GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC PAPERS

(Mss. 767)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2004

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

103 items and 5 volumes

Geographic locations.

Louisiana and Mississippi

Inclusive dates.

1890-1923

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Correspondence, certificates of membership, list of members, General Orders, and Minute Books of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Grand Army of the Republic Papers, Mss. 767, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

U:181; F:18

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a large multi-faceted organization founded in 1866 by Union Army Surgeon Benjamin Franklin Stephenson. It was organized as a brotherhood of Union Army veterans who were dedicated to helping other veterans.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Correspondence, chiefly of the Ellsworth Post No. 15, Department of Louisiana and Mississippi; certificates of membership issued to units applying for membership in the Department of Louisiana and Mississippi of the Grand Army of the Republic; list of members; and pamphlets (General Orders) of the Grand Army of the Republic. Also included are minute books of the Executive Committee, Commanders and Past Post Commanders Benevolent Association, and the Ellsworth Post; general orders, and a record book of the Executive Committee.

INDEX TERMS

Correspondence.

Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Grand Army of the Republic. Ellsworth Post No. 15 (New Orleans, La.)

Minute books.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

U:181

1

1a-1b

Correspondence (1890-1917, undated)

2

General Orders (1903-1923)

3

Newspaper clipping (1909)

4

Photographs (undated)

F:18

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Vol. 1, General Orders. Headquarters Dept. of La. and Miss., New Orleans, 1890-1915.

Vol. 2, Minute Book. Executive Committee, 1901-1923.

Vol. 3, Minute Book. Commanders and Past Post Commanders Benevolent Association. 1907-1914.

Vol. 4, Minute Book. Ellsworth Post No. 15. Dept. of La. and Miss. 1907-1914.

Vol. 5, Record Book. Executive Committee. 1897-1908.