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Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New York, Harry Lee Post No. 21 records 1977.078

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Cesar Garza and Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grand Army of the Republic. Harry Lee Post No. 21 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
Title: Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New York, Harry Lee Post No. 21 records
Dates: circa 1870-1935
Abstract: The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a national fraternity of Union Army Civil War veterans, came to prominence in the late 19th century. This collection, spanning the period circa 1870 to 1935, contains records of the Brooklyn-based Harry Lee Post No. 21, a unit of the New York Department of the GAR. The records are comprised of member lists, meeting minutes, one photograph, and four bound volumes detailing the activities of the Post and the military backgrounds and personal histories of hundreds of Post members, with particular emphasis on their dates of death and burial locations.
Quantity: 1.55 Linear feet in one half manuscript box and one oversize box.
Text [Box]: 1977.078 1 of 2
Text [Oversize]: 1977.078 2 of 2
Call Phrase: 1977.078
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.