Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Program - DELAWARE Corrections? Additions? Click here! 10/21/17
Post No. Alt. No. Post Name City County Repository Location Collection Name Description of Item(s) Medium/Condition Informant Date Dept. Source
000   (Department) N/A N/A Delaware Public Archives 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd North, Dover, DE 19901; phone 302-744-5000; website http://archives.delaware.gov/   Certificates from GAR post commanders stating that a soldier, sailor, or marine veteran had died without funds to pay for a burial and payment orders sent to the State Treasurer authorizing that $25 be expended for burial expenses. Most, if not all, are Civil War veterans.  The certificates show the GAR Post name, number and location, date of certificate, post commander's name; name of deceased veteran, death date, war served, unit served; name of GAR Department Commander, his signature, and date and place of signature. The payment orders show place of GAR headquarters, date, name of Department Commander, name and place of residence of deceased veteran, signature of Department Commander, name of State Treasurer, and name of cashier, bank and location to whom payment should be made. There is one folder of Treasurer’s Warrants authorizing the State Treasurer to pay for the burials. 0 .47 cubic feet of material in one container covering 1911-1917, all in excellent condition. Tedd Cocker (online form submission) Sep-2016 DE N/A
000   (Department) N/A N/A Delaware Public Archives 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd North, Dover, DE 19901; phone 302-744-5000; website http://archives.delaware.gov/   Various types of Civil War records collected by the State Museum.  Records include correspondence, diaries, discharge papers, accounts, lists of men and supplies, orders, passes, invoices, muster rolls, circulars, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) post applications, certificates of service, invitations, depositions, commissions, pension records, and soldier’s memorials. Also included is “The Civil War Record of the Four Carey Brothers of Indian River Hundred.”  0.91 cubic feet of material in four containers covering 1861-1960, all in excellent condition Tedd Cocker (online form submission) Sep-2016 DE  
001   GEN Thomas A. Smyth Wilmington New Castle               DE GC1, DE1
002   ADM S. F. DuPont Wilmington New Castle               DE GC1
003   GEN A. T. A. Torbert Dover Kent               DE GC1
004   Charles Sumner Wilmington New Castle               DE GC1
005   CPT Evan S. Watson New Castle New Castle               DE GC1
006   MAJ William F. Smith Dover Kent               DE GC1
007   GEN James A. Garfield Milford Sussex               DE GC1, DE1
008   David L. Striker Newport New Castle               DE GC1
009   CPT Thomas M. Reynolds Newark / Pleasant Hill New Castle               DE GC1, DE1
011   GEN Daniel Woodall Wyoming Kent               DE GC1, DE1
012   GEN David B. Birney New Castle New Castle               DE GC1
013   GEN U. S. Grant Wilmington New Castle               DE GC1
014   COL J. W. Andrews Odessa New Castle               DE GC1
015   GEN John A. Logan Magnolia Kent               DE GC1
016   P. J. Pettijohn Millsboro Sussex               DE JH1
017   CPT W. L. Cannon Bridgeville Sussex               DE JH1
018   COL C. R. Layton Georgetown Sussex               DE JH1
019   CPT P. C. Carter Harrington Kent               DE JH1
020   COL Edwin Wilmer Smyrna Kent               DE JH1, DE1
021   COL Jacob Moore Frankford Sussex               DE JH1
022   MAJ John Jones Middletown New Castle               DE JH1
023   GEN Phil Sheridan Wilmington New Castle               DE JH1, DE1
024   Abraham Lincoln Frankford Sussex               DE JH1
025   CPT C. H. Hydrick (Heydrick) Seaford Sussex Location unknown     The Post flag, Bible, papers and other relics were donated to Nanticoke Post, No. 6, American Legion, by Hugh Craft Brown (last surviving member of Hydrick Post) on 17 May 1926.  Source:  The Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 20 May 1926; The Evening Journal (Wilmington), 13 Sept. 1926.   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW May-2016 DE JH1, DE1
026   H. W. McColley Milford Sussex               DE GC1
027   Sherman Bridgeville Sussex               DE JH1
028   GEN B. F. Butler Smyrna Kent               DE GC1
029   GEN W. S. Hancock Smyrna Kent               DE GC1
Sources (for Post name, number, and location data only):
GC1 = George W. Contant, GEN A.T.A. Torbert Camp #1862, SUVCW Dept. of Maryland, 2000.
JH1 = Jeff Henningfield, SUVCW Gov Isaac Stevens Camp-at-Large #1; GAR Post Project Chair, 2000
DE1 = Dean Enderlin, SUVCW National GAR Records Officer, 2016
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