Not long after the war ended, veterans formed organizations that promoted the interests of former soldiers. The most well-known was the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), and many Minnesota veterans joined the organization. Click the items on the right-hand side to learn more about the Minnesota G.A.R. and programs that supported Minnesotas veterans.
"Noble Work Done by G.A.R.", The Appeal, May 27, 1905
G.A.R. sack coat
Park Region G.A.R. encampment, Aitkin
Civil War veteran's organization badge
Civil War veterans getting ready for Memorial Day, Lanesboro.
Old Soldiers' Home
"Supplied With Everything", The Saint Paul Globe, August 10, 1902
Five Civil War Veterans, Old Soldiers Home, Minneapolis.