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Transfer card issued to Frank W. Pearce by GAR, Frank Hunter Post # 68 in 1889, entitled Pearce to transfer to any other Grand Army of the Republic Post within one year.
Membership in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was strictly limited to veterans of the American Civil War. Established in 1866 to foster the camaraderie that developed among the troops, the GAR numbered over 400,000 members by the 1890's and became a powerful political and social force promoting veterans' welfare. The last GAR member, Albert Woolson, died in 1956.
source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
About This Item
- Title: Frank W. Pearce GAR Transfer Card, 1889
- Creation Date: 1889-01-19
- Subject Date: 1889-01-19
- Town: Hodgdon
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Paper
- Dimensions: 21 cm x 27 cm
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
- Grand Army of the Republic. Frank Hunter Post #68 (Hodgdon, Me.)--Records and correspondence
- Pearce, Frank W.--Associated objects
- 1st Maine Cavalry
- 2nd regement
- 2nd Regt
- company A
- First Maine Cavalry
- Frank W. Perace
- Grand Army of the Republic. Frank Hunter Post #68
- second regement
For more information about this item, contact:Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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