Kansas Grand Army of the Republic/Women's Relief Corps quilt
1930s. Collection of Cindy Rennels
1913 GAR Encampment
Civil War Veterans' groups were quite active in the years before the beginning of World War I in 1914.
1911 GAR parade, Lorain, Ohio
Read a newspaper article about the "County's Greatest Parade" here:
In a March post here about quilts by Civil War groups, Terri commented:
The GAR encouraged the formation of Allied Orders to aid them in its various works....the GAR finally endorsed the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America (later to become the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) as its heir...the (Allied Orders are) Womans' Relief Corps (WRC), the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic(LGAR), the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), and the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (ASUVCW). All have websites.
1936 program for a
Fathers and Daughters Banquet of
the GAR and the DUV in Washington D.C.
The Daughters of Union Veterans (DUV) eventually
replaced their mothers as leaders in assisting veterans
and memorializing their service.
20th century redwork quilt from Antiques Roadshow
GAR quilt, mid-20th century
From Buckboard Antiques
The center features the meeting room and its chairs in Turkey red embroidery.
Read the accounts of a 1903 meeting of the Northern California Veterans Association in Napa County, California: