MS 618 - Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ford Circle #28 (Toledo, Ohio)
|MS 618 - Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ford Circle #28 (Toledo, Ohio)
The Ladies of the G.A.R., Ford Circle collection documents the activities of this Toledo, Ohio organization through membership lists, application files, and a brief written history.
The collection was copied in September 1991 with the cooperation of Joanna Russ. There are no restrictions on the scholarly use of the collection and duplication is permitted. The collection register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, in April 2004.
Originally organized as an auxiliary society of wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of members of the G.A.R. Dept. of Ohio Ford Post no. 14., the group received its charter as Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Ford Circle no. 28 on July 19, 1894 in Berea, Ohio, with about 60 charter members. Through several generations the society has continued to welcome descendants of Civil War veterans into membership.
|Scope and Content
The records of the Ford Circle no. 28 of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic primarily documents membership information, with some additional support data of background history and the organization charter.
The membership lists and especially the membership applications provide information on both the women members, with their names, addresses and relationship, but also the Civil War veteran who was a relative, giving enlistment information of muster dates and regiment. The span of application dates, running from the chartering of the Circle into the late 1980s, demonstrates the involvement and dedication of activity in the organization.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORMS