Grand Army of the Republic

Department of Virginia and North Carolina

 

 

Posts in eastern North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Carolina Department of the GAR organized in 1868 with 8 posts. The Department was discontinued in 1872.

 

Virginia operated as Provisional Department beginning in 1868. Prior to that time, Virginia posts were attached to the Department of the Potomac. A permanent Virginia Department was established in 1871.

 

North Carolina posts continued to be established after the state department was discontinued. North Carolinas posts were added to the Virginia Department in 1888. In 1893, the department became known as the Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to eastern North Carolina GAR posts:

 

 

 

 

 

Fletcher GAR Post #20 Elizabeth City

Beecher GAR Post #22 New Bern

Renshaw GAR Post #32 Washington

Flusser GAR Post #33 Washington

Harrell GAR Post #42 Edenton

McLane GAR Post #50 Perquimans Co.

Terry GAR Post #55 Plymouth

Lyons GAR Post #57 New Bern

Reynolds GAR Post #58 Winton

Blaine GAR Post #59 Windsor

Fulton GAR Post Scotland Neck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have information concerning GAR posts or post members that you would like to share, feel free to contact the following people:

 

Wendell Small <wsmalljr@nc.rr.com>

Chris Meekins <chris.meekins@ncdcr.gov>

Bruce Long <rblong@coastalnet.com>

For further research, Wendell G. Small, Jr., has written an excellent pamphlet entitled "A Glimpse Inside the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Virginia [and North Carolina], revised 11 Dec 2010. He is Commander of the M.G. Thomas H. Ruger Camp #1 in Fayetteville, NC. He has all 18 NC posts listed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to other northeastern North Carolina web sites