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G.A.R. Posts in Lawrence County


G.A.R. (aka Grand Army of the Republic) Posts were organizations of Civil War Veterans who met regularly and "socialized." Lawrence County had six GAR Posts: W.H. Fritchie Post of Birds, W.E. Panabaker Post of Bridgeport, John W. Watts Post of Sumner, Jesse K. Dubois Post of Lawrenceville, and W. H. Lytle Post of Chauncey.

The Historical Society embarked on an intensive project to research all the Civil War soldiers from Lawrence County and to collect photos of them. If you have a local Civil War soldier in your family, stop by the Research Library and compare notes. (Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9-12 or by appointment.)

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