The Grand Army of the Republic

Shirley Grundmeier
Issue Date: 
Winter 2012

A short history of the foundation of the  Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in the years after the Civil War, with emphasis on the activity of its Minnesota and Blue Earth County posts. Also includes a summary of the personal lives of some prominent local members, including a great-grandfather of Grundmeier. 

Key Word Search Terms: 
Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War, Alexander Wilkin, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Mapleton, Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Joseph Mautner, William C. Durkee, Company E, 9th Minnesota, Company H, 2nd Minnesota, Samuel Loudon, Andrew J. Murphy, Albert Woolson