Jerome A. Watrous papers, 1864-1922.
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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 ...
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 ...