GAR, Goodwin Post #32, Newport, ca. 1886

Contributed by St. Albans Historical Society

GAR, Goodwin Post #32, Newport, ca. 1886

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


After the Civil War veterans organizations, such as the Grand Army of the Republic were formed. These organizations enabled veterans to share stories of the war and maintain connections with each other. At the community level these organizations were called "Posts." This photograph likely shows the Goodwin Post #32 of St. Albans at the annual GAR encampment at Camp Benson in Newport.

In 1881, Goodwin Post #32 was organized, in St. Albans, by R. L. Howard. It began with 15 members and Calvin Bigelow was named the 1st Commander. The Post was named for George W. Goodwin, who enlisted on August 29, 1862 and died at Falmouth Virginia on December 30, 1862, at the age of 23.

Stamped on the back of the postcard is "W. H. Howe, Photographer, Pittsfield, Maine."

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: GAR, Goodwin Post #32, Newport, ca. 1886
  • Creation Date: circa 1886
  • Subject Date: circa 1886
  • Locations:
    • Newport, Penobscot County, ME
    • St. Albans, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Photo on card stock
  • Dimensions: 23.30 cm x 15.01 cm
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

St. Albans Historical Society
7 Water St, St. Albans, ME 04971
(207) 938-2947

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.