Wednesday, April 12, 2017

G.A.R. Officers Named, 1901, Salamonia, Indiana

Found a snippet of news from the Salamonia Grand Army of the Republic Post from 1901 that shows my paternal great-great grandfather, Luman Walker LeMasters, Jr. was chosen as a ceremonial officer.  Luman had served in Company C, 39th Indiana Infantry, later designated as the 8th Indiana Cavalry. The paper did, however, get his name wrong with the initials L.M. instead of L.W.

G.A.R. Officers

Portland, Ind., Dec. 17 - Henry McLaughlin post, G.A.R. of Salamonia has elected the following officers: Commander, B.F. Harter, Sr., ; vice commander, J.P. Harruff, Jr.,; vice commander, W.A. Caster; surgeon, William Bushman, chaplain, R.B. Whitcre, quarter-master, Adam Burr; officer of the day, Benjamin Arthur; outside guard, L.M. Lemaster.

Muncie Star Press, Muncie, Indiana
December 18, 1901, page 3

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