Army of the Republic
The Indianapolis Star
Tuesday, May 20, 1919
G. A. R. LEADER NAMES STAFF
Albert J. Ball, Robert W. McBride and Ira Hinchman
of Indianapolis Given Places.
CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind., May 19 ---
Appointments of the G.A.R. state staff of officers and recommendations for the
observance of Memorial day are contained in the first general orders of William
F. Medsker of this city, state department commander of the G.A.R.,
which were made public tonight.
FIRST ORDER OF MEDSKER
Department Commander Also Calls
for Observance of Memorial
Day in Indiana.
[Special to The Indianapolis Star.]
Albert J. Ball,
George H. Thomas Post No. 17, Indianapolis, whe was Medsker's chief opponent
for the honor of departmental commander, was made assistant adjutant general and
assistant quartermaster general. Other appointments are David
Strouse, post No. 9, Rockville, department inspecot, Robert W.
McBride, post No. 17, Indianapolis, judge advocate, R. H. Tyner,
Newcastle, chief mustering officer, William H. Hickman, Montpelier,
patriotic instructor, Eugene B. Smith, post No. 271, Fort Wayne,
chief of staff, Henry B. Sharks, Rising Sun, Color bearer, Ira
Hinchman, Indianapolis, banner bearer, and A. A. Jone,
Battleground, is chief bugler.
Recruiting officers are,
First District, Matthew Geiser, Post 120, Woodville, Second
District, T. B. Springer, post No. 433, Sullivan, Third
District, A. H. McQuiddy, post No. 191, New Albany, Fourth
District, Lewis King, post No. 127, Vernon, Fifth District, George
W. Scearce, post No. 164, Danville, Sixth District, A. J. Ensminger,
post No. 16, Shelbyville, Seventh District, T. C. Clapp, post No.
17, Indianapolis, Eighth District, M. M. Justus, post No. 33,
Bluffton, Ninth District, A. N. Grant, post No. 30, Indianapolis,
Tenth District, Daniel White, post No. 3, Lafayette, Eleventh
District, E. C. Hansel, Post 121, Medaryville, Twelfth
District, Isaac C. Spear, post No.57, Waterloo, Thirteenth
District, V. Marx, post No. 37, Elkhart.
Flowers for All Heroes.
An invitation to the
soldiers of all wars to assist those of the civil war to decorate soldiers'
graves is contained in the Memorial day communications, General Order No. 2.
"It should be the
duty and privilege of the comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic and the
members of its allied organizations," says the order, "to see that the
graves of soildiers of all wars, including the revolutionary war, the war of
1812, the Indian wars, the Indian wars, the Mexican war, the war of the
rebellion, the Spanish American war and the world war just closed should be
decorated on this, our Memorial day.
"We would ask all
surviving soldiers of all wars to join with us in memorial service and assist in
decorating the graves of all soldiers."
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger
The Indianapolis Star
May 18, 1915
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------------ SHELBYVILLE, Ind., May 17 -- Dumont Post No. 18, G. A. R., of this city,
through its commander, Robert W. Wood, sent a resolution to the President
today, expressing confidence in the nation's chief executive during the present
crisis with Germany. The message said: "Dumont Post, G. A. R.,
extends to you, as chief executive of the nation, our appreciation of and
confidence in your ability and efforts to guide our glorious nation through a
serious crisis, and pledge our sincere support as civil war veterans."
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and Virginia Latta Curulla
The Shelby Republican
The members of Dumont Post, G. A. R. held
their annual election of officers on Saturday afternoon at their hall in the
west side of the public square. Following are the newly elected
officers: Commander, T. F. Chafee; Senior Vice Commander, Elijah
Vanarsdall; Junior Vice Commander, James K. Bowers;
Officer of the Day, A. J. Winterrowd; Surgeon, W. H. Norris;
Chaplain, C. J. Limpus; Officer of the Guard, McCall Lightfoot;
Quartermaster, S. B. Morris.
Thursday, December 25, 1913
G. A. R. ELECTED OFFICERS
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming
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Officers of Relief Corps Dumont No. 51
Picture from Boetker's "Picturesque
Shelbyville" c 1909
Back row: Mrs. M. Gillespie, Malinda Heistand, Alice Wilkes
Third row: Mellie Harvey, Ibbie Brown, Sarah Mings
Second row: Hariott Weakly, Martha Limpus, Sarah Romeril, Ann Haymond, Elizabeth Byers, Mary Gatewood
Front row: Sarah Speigle, Emma Hinehart, Cora Dobbins, Dorth Dobbins, Margaret Barget, Nora Cage