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G.A.R. Memorial - Park Rapids, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 46° 55.283 W 095° 01.720
15T E 345545 N 5198425
Quick Description: This G.A.R. Memorial is located in Greenwood Cemetery.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2018 9:08:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMZRE3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
This memorial is about 50 yards in from the main entrance, near a pair of evergreens.
The inscription reads:

G.A.R.
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF VETERANS
E.S. FRAZIER POST NO. 147, PARK RAPIDS
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
DEPARTMENT OF MINNESOTA
IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861 TO 1865
BY PARK CIRCLE NO. 28, LADIES OF THE GRAND
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC PARK RAPIDS MINNESOTA
1955

"The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization which existed from 1866 to 1956. It was composed of veterans of the Union Army, United States Navy, Marines, and Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. The organization allowed veterans to communicate with one another and plan reunions. At its peak in 1890 it was a powerful organization, supporting the rights of veterans and primarily Republican politicians."
From MNopedia, link below.
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Ladies of the G.A.R. and Grand Army of the Republic Veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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