Grand Army of the Republic - Bailey Post 164 Formation Document

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Title

Grand Army of the Republic - Bailey Post 164 Formation Document

Subject

G A R Bailey Post 164 original paperwork

Description

This certificate documents the founding of the Bailey Post 164 of the Grand Army of the Republic in November 1881. It was named in honor of George Bailey, who organized the Kinney Light Guards, which eventually became the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.), Company G, also called the Portsmouth Guards. The certificate, which measures 14.5 by 20.5 inches (36.83 by 52.07 cm) shows water damage, presumably caused by a flood of the nearby Ohio River. It lists the twenty original members of the organization. Following the Civil War, numerous veterans' organizations sprang up around the country. The Grand Army of the Republic was one of the largest and most influential.

Creator

Grand Army of the Republic Bailey Post 164

Date

1881

Format

framed manuscript, frame approx. 61 cm high x 47 cm wide

Coverage

Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio

Rights

Portsmouth Public Library

Citation

Grand Army of the Republic Bailey Post 164, “Grand Army of the Republic - Bailey Post 164 Formation Document,” Local History Digital Collection, accessed August 12, 2020, https://www.yourppl.org/history/items/show/5010.

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