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DEXTER POST #336, GAR, Wellsville, NY
(Note: Pictures can be accessed at bottom of this page)

Grand Army of the Republic---The local Grand Army post was organized at a meeting attended by 45 old soldiers at the Moore House (now Commercial) Jan. 26, 1883.  Of the informal organization Col. Stephen B. Moore was elected president, Capt. W. R. Bliss secretary and James Thornton treasurer.  Feb. 9, 1883, the Post was formally mustered in and Capt. W. R. Bliss elected commander; Capt. H. U. Schlick, senior vice com.; Geor. W. Greene, junior vice com.; I. L. Kress, adjutant; Miles F. Jones, quartermaster; Dr. A. W. Greene, surgeon; L. C. Hakes, chaplain.  The record book says: “On motion the name of the post was called “Dexter Post,” in honor of the Dexters, formerly of this place, now dead.”  The successive past commanders have been Capt. W. R. Bliss, E. Geer, Capt. G. H. Blackman, James Jump, Russell Tremaine and A. M. Boyd.  The present officers are: Commander, James Thornton; Senior Vice Commander, M. D. Palmer; Junior Vice Commander, Russell Tremaine; Officer of the Day, William Miller; Quartermaster, G. Eugene Farnum; Chaplain, I. L. Kress; Surgeon, Dr. King; Officer of the Guard, Ezekiel Johnson; Inside Guard, Charles Gardner; Outside Guard, J. C. Jump; Delegate to State Department, Russell Tremaine; alternate, I. H. Kress.  Auxiliary to the Post there is an efficient Woman’s Relief Corps.

            The enrollment of membership affords a fairly complete list of the veterans of the Rebellion who have lived in Wellsville since 1883.  A star opposite a man’s name indicates that he is dead.  The list is taken from the post record book which, unfortunately, is, in many ways, incomplete.

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Photos:

DEXTER POST BADGE

CAPTAIN ISAAC NEWTON DEXTER

G.A.R. HALL AT ISLAND PARK DURING FLOOD

DEXTER POST OFFICERS AND/OR MEMBERS - 1

DEXTER POST OFFICERS AND/OR MEMBERS - 2


Pictures were copied from the archives of David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville NY, "Local History Archives"; Photos by Mary Rhodes.

Badge is the official Grand Army of the Republic Medal which can be viewed along with history of the Organization at the website of "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War".

The SUVCW is one of five Allied Orders of the GAR. The other four Orders are: Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The website of "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War" is: :  http://www.suvcw.org

Other Website Pages in NY Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War:
Department of New York Monuments - Allegany County Page
Department of New York Monuments Home Page
Department of New York Home Page

(Transcribed by Ron Taylor from: "Allegany County & It's People: A Centennial Memorial History of Allegany County, New York". --Histories of the Towns of the County; Mrs. Georgia Drew Merrill, Editor; Published by W.A.Fergusson & Co., Alfred,NY - 1896)


 

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