The Grand Army of the Republic or GAR

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1867, the (Capt. Louis McLane) Hamilton Post No. 20, Poughkeepsie
1870, the (Col. Joseph) Howland Post No. 48, in what is today Beacon
1873, the (Francis N.) Sterling Post No. 41, Poughkeepsie (short-lived break-out)
1873, the John Watts De Peyster No. 71 Post, Tivoli
1874, the William Baker Cushing Post No. 99, Wappingers Falls
1877, the (Gen. John H.) Ketcham Post No. 88, in Wappingers Falls
1879, the (John) Armstrong Post No. 104 in Rhinebeck
1883, the David B. Sleight No. 331 Post in Poughkeepsie
1887, the (Henry) Gridley Post No. 617 in Millerton
1894, the Cornelius N. Campbell Post No 611, Pawling
1898, the Obed Wheeler Post No. 467, Amenia
1911 Hamilton-Sleight No. 20 emerges from combination of No. 311 and No. 20
Hamilton & Sleight
David Barnes Sleight DCHS Collections David Barnes Sleight DCHS Collections David Barnes Sleight (back) David Barnes Sleight (back) Louis McLane Hamilton (courtesy National Park Service)
Poughkeepsie Eagle News, April 19, 1927.
Under the heading, Only 42 Civil War Veterans Remain to Parade this Summer: