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As I finish up transcribing this 1908 Mart Armstrong Post No. 202 GAR roster I’m surprised at how fond I’ve become of these men. Thrust into what has become a central point in U.S. history they certainly rose to the occasion and I’m sure they never felt they did more than what any other person would do in the same circumstance. We use the word hero often today and rightly so. One of the definitions of the word “hero” is a person who is admired for courage or noble qualities. So I think it is appropriate to call these Civil War veterans – heroes.
In Memoriam – Continued
Hardesty, A. F. 151 OVI 1906
Johns, Elias H. Co. B 18th U. S. Inft 1905
Johnson, Thomas Co. E 3rd OVI 1903
Jennings, Thos. Co. E 151 OVI 1902
Jennings, Allen B. Co. E 151 ONG 1902
Keller, C. F. Co. I 179 OVI 1898
Karns, Joseph H. Co. C 3rd Md. V. I. 1898
Lippencott, Henry Co. B 192 OVI 1892
Laurence, Peter A Co. E 82 OVI 1888
Lamison, Chas. N. Co. F 20 OVI 1896
Langan, Oliver S. Co. A 15 OVI 1887
Myers, G. W. Co. K 61 OVI 1895
Murphy, Andrew J. Co. G O. H. Art. 1904
Morris, Joseph Co. G 23 Ky V. I. 1903
Miller, F. L. Co. B 151 OVI 1896
Mell, James Co. C 151 OVI 1899
Miller, Edward Co. A 88 Pa. V. I. 1899
Mathews, J. D. Co. D 135 OVI 1905
Moore, J. B. Co. A 34 N. Y. V. I. 1898
Mell, A. J. Co. D 118 OVI 1907
Moon, F. M. Co. F 88 OVI 1907
Moulton, B. M. Co. E 117 N. Y. V. I. 1907
Malone, Francis M. Co. K 3rd Wis. V. I. 1908
Myers, Jackson Co. D 90 OVI 1907
McBeth, James Co. E 55 OVI 1896
McFarland, A. J. Co. E 55 OVI 1907
Overmyer, G. W. Co. G 81 OVI 1887
Pockmire, W. H. Co. A 8 OVI 1888
Porter, Wm. L. Co. B 150 OVI 1896
Patterson, J. H. Co. A 46 OVI 1907
Peltier, John W. Co. B 81 OVI 1907
Reichelderfer, Levi Co. C 96 OVI 1898
Roney, W. J. Co. G 156 OVI 1897
Rice, Richard Co. B 195 OVI 1894
Rex, Daniel Co. F 13 OVI 1898
Reed, Flihu Co. C 192 OVI 1906
Standish, Wallace Co. B 81 OVI 1902
Shull, Joseph Band, 81 OVI 1888
Standish, W. H. Co. F 20 OVI 1904
Seeds, Perry Co. C 191 OVI 1890
As I finish transcribing this GAR roster I’m down to the last three pages. These pages are as valuable as any in genealogy research. They are “In Memory” pages of past post members. What’s really nice about the list is the veteran’s name, regiment and year of death are given. Good genealogy info.
Some of the names I recognize – city streets were named after Baxter and Brice. Others I have come across before in my local Civil War research. So as inch closer to the end of the roster for the Mart Armstrong GAR Post No. 202 here are the names of those men who had passed away by 1908.
Ashton, John R. Co. I 118 OVI 1897
Auspaugh, James Co. F 9 OVI 1900
Adgate, C. H. Co. D 54 OVI 1908
Black, John Wesley Co. I 27 OVI 1905
Boysel, Lewis Co. B 114 OVI 1905
Brice, Calvin S. Co. A 180 OVI 1898
Boop, Wm. H. Co. F 33 OVI 1903
Bayes, Isaiah Co. H 14 OVI 1901
Brewer, W.H. Co. H 16 OVI 1898
Brasley, Antony Co. E 198 OVI 1899
Bakehorn, W. H. Co. H 32 OVI 1904
Baxter, Samuel A. Surgeon 18 OVI 1908
Brown, J. W. Co. G 192 OVI 1906
Bodine, F. E. Co. E 117 N.Y.V.I. 1907
Crabb, Joel B. — 3d U.S. Inft 1900
Curtis, C. L. Co. F 4th OV Cav 1895
Coon, Tobias P. Co. A 118 OVI 1888
Coon, Isaac Co. A 118 OVI 1901
Crooks, Josiah F. Co. H 98 OVI 1890
Coss, C. D. Co. B 81 OVI 1901
Counsellor, J. O. Co. C 88 OVI 1890
Church, Jas. P. Co. F 4th OV Cav 1901
Conrad, John J. Band 81 OVI 1906
Campbell, Frank T. Co. B 4 IowaV.I. 1907
Cowles, Charles Co. G 45 OVI 1908
Ditto, Gideon, Co. F 20 OVI 1887
Dickerson, Thomas Co. H 69 OVI 1889
Durnbaugh, H. A. Band 7 Pa R. V. C. I. 1905
Dildine, A. M. Co. E 49 OVI 1907
Everett, Jonathan, L. Co. C 192 OVI 1894
Franklin, Benj. F. Co. B 81 OVI 1898
Faulkner, S. W. Hickenlooper’s Battery 1888
Fichthorn, Jno. A. Co. D 110 OVI 1893
Fritz, D. E. Co. G 81 OVI 1906
Gates, W. W. Co. G 2d Mich. Cav. 1897
Graves, W. T. Co. D 16 Ind. V. Cav. 1902
Grove, James Co. F 81 OVI 1897
Ginter, H. D. Co. E 21 OVI 1893
Hughes, J. L. Co. H 81 OVI 1904
Heckerman, Henry C. Co. D 131 OVI 1895
Hughes, Chas. M. Co. A 20 OVI 1902
I thought I’d follow up on yesterday’s post and DUVCW Tent 23 photo. Please take a moment to read the post and look at the entire photo here. I’m so taken by the veterans sitting proudly in the front row of the photo I thought I’d add some close ups of the men in today’s post.
Look at their medals worn with honor! I especially like that the man on the right has his uniform on.
The man on the right in this photo not only has his uniform on but also his hat! I mentioned yesterday that his daughter or granddaughter lovingly has her hand on his shoulder. In this up close view there are two hands on his shoulders.
These men are well into their eighties but I’ll bet they came together to remember fallen comrades and honor their memory.
I don’t know who the lady is. Perhaps the tent’s first president? But even today our members have the same medals for Tent President, Dept. President, etc.
If you can help me identify any of the men, the medals or uniforms I would appreciate it! Please leave me a comment! Thanks!
One of the oldest and maybe most prized possession of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 – 1865, Lizabeth A. Turner, Tent 23 is the photo above. Actual daughters and granddaughters of Civil War veterans who are seated in the front row. Dated Oct. 23, 1928 with D of U V across the top this photo taken in front of Memorial Hall. I especially love the daughter (or granddaughter) who lovingly has her hand on her veteran’s shoulder.
Although none of the people in this photo are named I have to think one or some of these gents belonged to the local GAR Mart Armstrong Post No. 202. I’ll just bet some of these men I’ve listed in my many posts as I’ve transcribed the 1908 roster.
Here’s the final page of membership for the GAR’s Mart Armstrong Post No. 202.
Roster – Continued
Thomas, John – Co. C 31 OVI
Tompkins, W. H. – Co. E 20 OVI
Tyler, Moses C. – Co. B 2d N. H. V. I.
Taylor, Wm. H. – U. S. Navy, Ship Hartford
Toy, Nathan P – Co. H 133 OVI
Thomas, W. H. – Co. F 101 Pa. V. I.
Thayer, Isaac E. – Co. E 151 OVI
Troxel, George – Co. – 192 OVI
Underwood, Benj. L. – Co. A 183 OVI
Vogel, Chas. G. – Co. G 136 N. Y. V. I.
Vannatta, Jas. D. – Co. H 2d N. Y. V. I.
Valentine, Aaron, – Co. F 54 OVI
Watt, W. L. – Co. I 27 OVI
White, Reuben – Co. E 81 OVI
Ward, Leonard B – Co. C 4th O. V. Cav.
Westover, J. A. – Co. C 4th O. V. Cav.
If you’ve been following along you know I’m transcribing a local GAR Roster from 1908. Let me tell you I’ve found this to be more of a learning experience for me – than me trying to help others research their Civil War ancestor. First off I have a renewed appreciation for the service of these veterans. Second – There’s lots of genealogy information in obscure places. We just need to search for it! Finally there’s a story, a life story behind every name.
Here are some more men from the Mart Armstrong GAR Post No. 202.
Roster – Continued