Records of Winfield Scott Post No. 114, 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
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Winfield Scott Post No. 114 met in the Philadelphia, PA near the location of 2054-56 Ridge Avenue. It appears to have been active from 1911 through 1934, although it may have been active in the 1870s also. No other information on the Post is available.
The records of the Winfield Scott Post No. 114 cover the years of 1911 through the late twentieth century and consist of one bound volume and one file. The record group consists of one series, Membership Records. It is not known how the G.A.R. Civil War Museum and Library acquired the records or if additional records survived or existed.
Series I: Membership History - This series consists of a descriptive book and a descriptive book abstract. The descriptive book is one bound volume that includes detailed information on the Post’s members. Its entries run from April 1911 to 1934, but the record includes information on members as far back as 1878. The descriptive book includes the following information on Post members: member’s name, age, birthplace, residence, occupation, details on the 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 typed, stapled, loose-leaf paper that has 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 that this abstract was created in the early 1900s. All Post members are included, 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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