Grand Army of the Republic, Joseph A. Mower Post No. 1 records, 1875-1922 | Louisiana Research Collection
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 227
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1883-1890
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Scope and Contents: The collection is made up of applications for membership, muster rolls, correspondence, receipts, quartermaster's reports, and a court martial. The Grand Army of the Republic, Joseph A. Mower Post No. 1 represented the Department of the Gulf (Louisiana and Mississippi). The Grand Army of the Republic was a voluntary association of men who served in the Union army or navy during the Civil War. The association was organized to maintain and strengthen fraternal feelings, to perpetuate the memory, history of dead comrades, and to assist those in need or the widows and dependents of deceased members. Each chapter is called a post.