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Grand Army of the Republic.

To all unto whom these Presents come, Greeting:Know Ye, That reposing full trust and confidence in the fidelity and patriotism of Comrades.

Lorenzo Draper. Chas. J. Babcock Porter Morse.

Chas. Stowell.

Saul E. Clark.

Geo W. Bardwell.

David D. Rose.

John C. Backum.

U. A. McIntire

Alvord Jewett.

I do hereby in Conformity with the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic, and by virtue of the power and authority in me vested constitute them and their associates and successors a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic to be known as Post No. 84, Department of Massachusetts and located in the town of So. Deerfield.

And I authorize and empower them to perform all acts necessary to conduct said organization, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Dated Head Quarters Department of Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic at Boston on the Seventeenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Seventy two and of our Independence the Ninety sixth.

Henry R. Sibley
Department Commander.

Dewy? B. Peirce
Assít Adjutant General.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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At the end of the Civil War, most of the veteran soldiers wanted nothing more than to return to their normal lives and put their military service behind them. But in 1866 a small group of men formed a veterans' organization intended only for Union Civil War soldiers. They wanted not only to make a social group from the returned veterans but also to influence the political process. At first, the Grand Army of the Republic was not very successful, but by the early 1870s interest revived. By the 1880s it had become one of the most powerful and influential groups in the country. This commission, dated 1872, is for South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

 

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Commission of the Grand Army Republic Post No. 84

printer   Corlies, Macy and Company Stationers
creator   Henry R. Sibley, Dept. Comm.
date   Apr 17, 1872
location   Boston, Massachusetts
width   15.75"
height   19.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L02.025


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