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January 2019

Grand Army of the Republic Encampments

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraternal Order of Police, 801 Court Street
Evansville, IN 47708 United States
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Our January speaker will be Kristalyn Marie Shefveland, Associate Professor of American History at the University of Southern Indiana, who will present on Grand Army of the Republic encampments. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, Union Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. Founded in 1866 and growing to include hundreds of posts across the nation. Linking men through their…

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March 2019

In Memory of Self and Comrades

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thomas W. Colley served in one of the most active and famous units in the Civil War, the 1st Virginia Cavalry, which fought in battles from First Manassas/Bull Run to the defense of Petersburg. In May 1861, along with the other members of the Washington Mounted Rifles, Colley left his home in Washington County, Virginia, and reported to camp in Richmond. During the war, he received wounds on three different occasions: first at Waterloo Bridge in 1862, again at Kelly’s…

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