Records of Town Post No. 46, Grand Army of the Republic
Held at: Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library [Contact Us]4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19124
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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J. K. Taylor Post No. 182 was active in Bethlehem, PA, from the 1860s to the 1930s. No other information is available on the Post.
The records of the Town Post No. 46 consist of one series, Membership Records, which include two volumes and one file. The records date from the 1860s to the 1930s. It is not known how G.A.R. Civil War Museum and Library acquired the records.
Series I: Membership Records - This series consists of two descriptive books and a descriptive book abstract. The descriptive books are two bound volumes that include detailed information on the Post’s members. The entries in the first volume date from the 1860s to 1899 and the entries in the second volume date from the 1860s to the 1930s. Some information in the later volume is information that is duplicated in the earlier volume. The volumes include the following information: member’s name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, details on entry into service and final discharge (which includes date, rank, company, and regiment), length of service, cause of discharge, the details of his G.A.R. membership, and remarks (which include death notices or membership ending through leaving or transferring).
The descriptive book abstract is a file of typed, stapled, loose-leaf papers that have abbreviated entries from the descriptive book. It is not known whether this record was compiled by the Post or was compiled by another person/organization later. It appears to have been compiled in the early 1900s. All Post members are included in the abstract, but not the entire descriptive book entry.
The records were rough sorted and placed in archival boxes by board members and volunteers of the GAR Civil War Museum & Library in 2008. In 2009-2010 they received preliminary processing by Archival Consultant Jack McCarthy and Intern Megan Atkinson, working on a project funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities. This finding aid is the result of that project. The grant funds allowed for only minimal processing and very little re-housing of the records; as noted above, the records require more thorough processing.
The finding aid created by McCarthy and Atkinson was converted to the EAD format in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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- Finding aid prepared by Jack McCarthy and Megan Atkinson, 2009-2010. EAD conversion was completed through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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