Ell Torrance papers. 1855-1931.
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In 1866, Union veterans of the Civil War organized into the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), which existed until 1956. In 1881, the GAR formed the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America (SV) to carry on its traditions. Membership was open to any man who could prove ancestry to a member of the GAR or to a veteran eligible for membership. Men who did not have the ancestry to qualify for membership, but who could subscribe to the objectives of the SUVCW, were admitted as associates. In 1...
Founded in 1866, in Decatur, Ill. From the description of Grand Army of the Republic scrapbooks, 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 276172404 The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of Civil War Union military veterans, formed in Decatur, Illinois in 1866. The GAR became one of the first advocacy groups in American politics, lobbying for black veterans, pensions, and supporting Republican candidates. The GAR waned during the 1870s as the ...
American pioneer; first Governor of Minnesota. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to William L. Marcy, 1853 Mar. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664016 Fur trader; soldier; politician; Governor of Minnesota, 1850-1860. From the description of Papers, 1815-1830. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17998041 Henry Sibley was a general in the Confederate Army. From the de...
The church at St. Peter's was organized in 1835. Among the men prominent in the development of the church were Thomas S. Williamson, Henry H. Sibley, and Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond. The church was named the Church of Christ and the Oak Grove Church before it became the First Presbyterian Church. From the description of Parish record books, 1835-1871. (Minnesota Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523449 ...
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...