Grand Army of the Republic

When veterans returned home, they formed Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Posts as a way to network and maintain connections after the war ended. GAR Posts became political arms of the Republican party. The National GAR was dissolved in 1956 after the death of its last member, Albert Woolson, Company C, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery. He served as a drummer boy.

Below is a list of GAR Posts that were established in Cambria County.

Post 30-Emory Fisher-Johnstown
Post 314-Sgt. Thomas McCloskey-Gallitzin
Post 421-David Troxel-Glasgow
Post 498-Chaplain R.C. Christy-Ashville/St. Augustine
Post 513-Col. Dick White-Lilly/Hemlock
Post 560-David T. Stineman-South Fork
Post 556-Cpt. John M. Jones-Ebensburg
Post 633 Lt. Peter Kaylor-Patton