Northern New Hampshire Civil War Veterans

Grand Army of the Republic

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War. The GAR was among the first organized interest groups in American politics. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). New Hampshire has 94 GAR Posts and most had a Sons of Veteran's Camp. Today all GAR posts are gone and only 5 Sons of Union Veteran's Camps remain.

Women's Relief Corps

A few years after the founding of the posts of the Grand Army of the
Republic a women's auxiliary of each post was formed. These auxiliaries
were chartered as Women's Relief Corps and originally had as their
mission the organization of the mothers, sisters, wives and daughters of
Civil war veterans, thus to bring them into closer friendships and
assist the ex-soldiers in the maintenance of their organizations. Now,
however, membership in the Women's Relief Corps is no longer limited to
relatives of veterans, but any woman who makes declaration of loyalty
and allegiance to the stars and stripes is eligible.


Carlos Fletcher, Post 67, Colebrook NH

Francis D Green Post  Berlin Falls NH

UNION VETERAN'S UNION--U.S. Grant Post, No. 1 was chartered
September 14, 1886 with 24 charter members.  This organization
includes only soldiers who actually did three months of service.

 John E Willis Post Gorham NH

JOHN E. WILLIS POST, No 59, G.A.R., Gorham NH was instituted
December 28 1880 with twenty charter members