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Veterans' Organizations

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 Minnesota’s veterans.



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"Noble Work Done by G.A.R.", The Appeal, May 27, 1905


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G.A.R. sack coat


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Park Region G.A.R. encampment, Aitkin


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Drum


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Civil War veteran's organization badge


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Medal


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Civil War veterans getting ready for Memorial Day, Lanesboro.


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Old Soldiers' Home


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"Supplied With Everything", The Saint Paul Globe, August 10, 1902


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Five Civil War Veterans, Old Soldiers Home, Minneapolis.


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