My Reminiscences of the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic]


My Reminiscences of the G.A.R. - Richard Partington. The Grand Army of the Republic was the granddaddy of all veteran organizations, but unlike later veteran organizations, was not opened to veterans of succeeding wars. The author's great grandfather had been active in the G.A.R., and it was his stories, as passed down through his son, that ignited Richard Partington's life-long interest in the Civil War. The Grand Army of the Republic was an important part of my boyhood and youth. It is my memory of the G.A.R. that I want to share with you. These memories have been reinforced by personal notes as well as old newspaper articles. This 3-part work includes: reminiscences of the G. A. R., with brief accounts of numerous veterans, some known personally by the author; the 75th Reunion of the Blue and Gray in Gettysburg in 1938 where the author interviewed and photographed some of the veterans as he went around the encampment; and a portion of the diary kept by William H. H. Ogden, Sr. (the author's great grandfather) during the last years of his enlistment in West Virginia, 1862-1864. Numerous vintage photographs enhance the text. (2004), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 186 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425028