Records of the Colonel Lytle Post No. 240, 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.
Overview and metadata sections
Colonel Lytle Post No. 240 was chartered on April 10, 1882 and was active in Eerie, PA, in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. No other information on the Post is available.
The records of Colonel Lytle Post No. 240 span the years 1882 to the 1910s and consist of one charter and one bound volume. The records are arranged into two series: Administrative Records and 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: Administrative Records: This series consists of a single document, the Colonel Lytle Post No. 240 charter, dated April 10, 1882.
Series II: Membership Records: This series consists of a descriptive book. The descriptive book is one bound volume that includes detailed information on the Post’s members. Its entries run from 1882 to approximately the 1910s and 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 notice of membership ending through leaving or transferring).
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.
- Grand Army of the Republic. Colonel Lytle Post No. 240. (Erie County, Pa.).
- Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Pennsylvania.
- Grand Army of the Republic.
- Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library
- Finding Aid Author
- 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.
- Access Restrictions
Contact the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library for information about accessing collection.