Grand Army of the Republic, Marion Post 319

According to turn of the century Marion resident and G.A.R. member and officer George W. Young in 1904, “There was also organized a Post at Union Grove Church and one at Marion in September and October, 1866, but the names and numbers have not been preserved.”

Any record of this early Post’s organization and charter members appear lost to time, however, its re-invigoration in the 1880’s tells us who some of the early members were as compiled from the Post’s Adjutant Reports attached to this post and of some of their deaths transcribed by the Williamson County Historical Society.

The local GAR met the third Monday of each month in the Odd Fellows Hall. In the fall of 1887 they had 23 members in good standing and in 1898 there were 29. The last report was filed December 31, 1914 after the death of James P. Copeland and with the approaching death of George W. Young in 1915, both thought to be the backbone of the organization.

Grand Army of the Republic Marion Post 319 Adjutant Reports 1884-1914

March 31, 1884 Muster Roll

J.M. Fowler 35yr b. Illinois, Physician, Pvt. Co. E, 60th Ill Infantry

Mathew McAnally 57yr b. Tenn., Co. C, 128th Ill Infantry

John L Hartwell 53yr b. Virginia, Pvt. Co. B, 128th Ill Infantry

John Dunn, Pvt. Co. C, 128th Ill Infantry

March 31, 1886 Muster Roll

William H. Eubank 39yr b. Illinois, Merchant, Pvt. Co. A, Reg. US Volunteers

Scott Prindle 39 yr Miller, Co D 54 Indiana Vol., m.o. Co. J, 137th Indiana Volunteers

Thomas F. Waters 41 yr b. SC., Livery Man, Co. A, 6th Tenn. Calvary

July 31, 1893 Losses

Mathew McAnally death 20 Jun 1893 (Note CM also says July)

Josiah B. Morphew death 31 Aug 1893

December 1898 Losses

Hartwell Hendrickson Pvt. Co. C, 60th Illinois Infantry, death 30 Dec. 1898

John A. Wilson Pvt. Co. D, 48th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 31 Dec. 1898

June 30, 1899 Losses

John F.  Davidson, Pvt. Co, D, 20 Indiana Infantry, death 3 Mar 1899

Charles F. Starrick Pvt. Co. B, 58th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 3 Jun 1899

Thomas F. Water Pvt. Co. A, 6th Tenn. Calvary, non-payment dues 3 Jun 1899

December 23, 1899 Losses

L.D. Hartwell Sgt. Co. F, 31st Illinois Vol., non-payment dues 23 Dec 1899

December 31, 1900 Muster Roll

Anthoney Feator 57yr. b. US, Pvt. Co. E, 9th Illinois Vol.

June 30 1901 Gains

Henry J. Hall  56yr b. Illinois, Pvt. Co. A,  136th Illinois

December 31, 1901 Losses

Joseph M. Montgomery Pvt. Co. B, 128th Illinois Infantry, death 31 Jun 1901 of Chronic Diarrhea

December 31, 1902 Losses

James J. Elliott, Pvt. Co. E, 7th Tenn. Infantry, non-payment dues 20 Dec. 1902

George W. Chitty, Pvt. Co. C, 31st Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 20 Dec. 1902

Benjamin F. Chitty, Pvt. Co. C, 31st Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 20 Dec. 1902

June 30 1903 Losses

John A. Ensminger 2nd Lt. Co. C, 128th Illinois Vol., non-payment dues 27 Jun 1903

Bluford Jordon Co. C, 9th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 27 Jun 1903

June 30, 1903 Members

George W. Young 1st Lt. Co. e, 30th Kentucky Vol. Infantry

James P. Copeland 2nd Lt. Co. E, 60th Illinois Vol. Infantry

W.H. Edwards Pvt Co. C, 31st Illinois Vol. Infantry

A. Fietsam Pvt. Co. B, 38th Illinois Vol. Infantry

J.R. Townsend Pvt. Co. E, 7th Tenn. Calvary

H.N. Shackleford Pvt. Co. C, 48th Kentucky Vol. Infantry

W.P. Reese Sgt. Co. E, 9th Illinois Mounted Vol.

T. Bones Co. G, 26th Illinois Vol. Infantry

James L. Adams Pvt. Co. C, 110th Illinois Vol. Infantry

A. Feator Pvt. Co. E, 9th Illinois Mounted Vol.

June 1904 Losses

Joseph W. Hartwell Corp. Co. H, 31st Illinois Vol. death 8 Feb. 1904

December 31, 1904 Losses

James T. Cunningham 1st Lt. Co. E,  60th  Illinois Infantry, death 18 Aug. 1904

June 30 1905 Losses

James M. Hogan Pvt. Co. C, 18th  Illinois Vol. Infantry, death 15 Feb. 1905

June 30 1909 Losses

Amzi F. White Pvt. Co. C, 31st Illinois Infantry, death 12 June 1909

Anthony Feator Pvt. Co. E, 9th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues 26 June 1909

December 31 1909 Losses

Edward W. Mosley Pvt. Co. C,  128th Illinois Infantry, non payment dues

Fritz Knamp Pvt. Co. F, 9th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues

August Feitsam Pvt. Co. B, 38th Illinois Infantry, non-payment dues

December 31, 1909 Officers

George W. Young, James L. Adams, William P. Reese, William H. Edwards, James P. Copeland, Joseph R. Townsend, Harvey U. Shakleford, Isaac N. Privett, Thomas Davis and Thomas Boner.

June 30 1910 Losses

Thomas Davis Pvt. Co. E, 60th Illinois Infantry, death 10 April 1910

Joseph R. Townsend Pvt. Co. E, 7th Tenn. Calvary, discharged 2 Dec. 1910

June 30 1912 Losses

Isaac N. Privett Pvt. Co. D, 1st Tenn. Light Artillery, death 31 March 1912

June 30 1914 Losses

William H. Edwards Pvt. Co. C, 31st Illinois Infantry, death 7 Jan 1914, pneumonia

James P. Copeland 2nd Lt. Co. E, 60th Illinois Vol., death 19 Feb. 1914, pneumonia

Last Report made December 31, 1914

See Also, Grand Army of the Republic

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(Data from Marion GAR transcribed records of the Williamson County Historical Society, compiled by Sam Lattuca on 06/27/2013)


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Grand Army of the Republic, Marion Post 319 — 1 Comment

  1. This book “Grand Army of the Republic, GAR Records for the County of Williamson, IL” transcribed by Helen Sutt Lind and Charla Schroeder Murphy and published by the WCHS can be ordered from the Williamson County Historical Society on their website. It includes the post for Dollin, Carterville, James Adkins, Creal Springs, D.B. Caplinger, Marion, G.W.Youngblood, J.L. Parks,Corinth and Herrin.

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