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GAR Created

Time: April 6, 2021 all day
Location: Springfield, but in Philly on Griscom Street
Street: 4278 Griscom Street,
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19124
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Event Type: historical, gar, civil, war
Organized By: Civil War Veterans
Latest Activity: Apr 3, 2020

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Event Description

On April 6, 1866...
A fraternal organization for Civil War Veterans was formed that led the effort to establish what has become the modern-day Memorial Day commemoration.
In Philadelphia, the GAR Museum still attracts interest
A uniformed Scott W. Lucas, in his capacity as Commander of the Illinois Department of the American Legion, stands between representatives of the Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Commander of Confederate Veterans Union at the 1928 American Legion convention in Springfield.
GAR Members 1941
Photograph of surviving Civil War veterans of the Union Army from 1941 – 80 years after the Civil War began – shows the inclusiveness of the GAR, dating back to its founding on April 6, 1866.

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