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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 Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Chronological file (1893-1934, n.d.); Letterpress book (1885-1889, 1896); general orders, special orders, circulars (1886-1923, 1936); general orders, special orders, circulars (1896-1935, WRC and LGAR); cash book kept by the Assistant QM General (1887-1918); numerous miscellaneous records.   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT  
001   Post No. 1 Virginia City Madison               MT DE1
001   Myles W. Keogh Fort Keogh Custer               CO/WY DE1
001 002, 015 John Buford Fort Custer Big Horn Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Account ledger (1885-1896, n.d.); minute book (1881-1892, includes John Buford Post 15); regulations, bylaws and rosters (1881-1892, incl. Buford Post 15); discriptive book of members (1881-1892, incl. Buford Post 15).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
002 001, 015 John Buford Fort Custer Big Horn       See John Buford Post, No. 1.       UT DE1
002 006 Lincoln Butte Silver Bow Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Correspondence (1887-1929, n.d.); bills, statements, etc. (1885-1927); cash book (1908-1920); ledgers (1884-1935); minute book (1883-1894, including Lincoln Post #1, Dept. of Utah); minute books (1895-1924); minute book (1924-1936); items removed from minute books (1899-1931); minutes of meetings with other patriotic organizations to found camp of Sons of Veterans (1917); quarterly reports, committee reports, etc. (1894-1934); applications, memorials, resolutions, registrations of headstones, admissions requirements (1888-1924); descriptive books of members (1883-1914); programs, etc. (1908-1933); rosters of Allied Orders (1902-1932, including WRC #6, SV Camp #5, LGAR Circle #14, LGAR Circle #17).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
002 006 Lincoln Butte Silver Bow Current location unknown     The original Post charter was reportedly surrendered to the Department in 1940, following the death of the last Post member, Tom Bainbridge.  A photographic image of the charter appeared in The Montana Standard newspaper, 28 May 1961, pg. 13.   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2017 MT JH1
003 008 Wadsworth Helena Lewis & Clark Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Minutes (1888-1892); minutes (1892-1897); minutes (1903-1915); descriptive books of members (1883-1904, includes Wadsworth Post #8, Dept. of Utah); inventory (n.d.); rituals (1921).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
004 009 George H. Thomas Deer Lodge Powell Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Minute book (1884-1941, includes George H. Thomas Post #9, Deer Lodge, Dept. of Utah); descriptive book of members (1883-1891, includes George H. Thomas Post #9, Deer Lodge, Dept. of Utah);    Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
005   Custer Columbia Falls (Soldiers Home) Flathead Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Minute book (1911-1930); descriptive book of members (1886-1924, includes Soldiers' Home and George B. McLelland Post #24, Columbia Falls).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1, DE1
006 002 Lincoln Butte Silver Bow       See Post No. 2.       UT DE1
006 010 Frank P. Blair Virginia City Madison               MT JH1
007 013 Farragut Livingston Park               MT JH1
008   Wadsworth Helena Lewis & Clark   [see Wadsworth Post 3]           UT DE1
008   Steedman Dillon Beaverhead               MT JH1
009 004 George H. Thomas Deer Lodge Powell       See Post No. 4.       UT DE1
009 017 Alfred Sully Billings Yellowstone               MT DE1
009   George H. Thomas Deer Lodge Powell Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records See George H. Thomas Post, No. 4, descriptions (records are combined).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT DE1
010 006 Frank P. Blair Virginia City Madison       See Post No. 6       UT DE1
010 018 William English Bozeman Gallatin Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA  19124-3954; phone 215-289-6484; email garmuslib@verizon.net; website http://garmuslib.org/ RG-005 Box 6: Minute Book, 27 Jan. 1905-2 Jan. 1909. Original bound volume. Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Dec-2011 MT JH1
010 018 William English Bozeman Gallatin Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Program (1886).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
011 019 Frederick Winthrop Missoula Missoula Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Minutes (1884-1891, 1904-1934, includes Robert C. Winthrop Post, No. 11, Missoula)   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
012 021 Thomas L. Kane Glendive Dawson Glendive Public Library 200 S Kendrick Ave, Glendive, MT 59330   Descriptive Book Original bound volume. Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Oct-2016 MT JH1
013 007 Farragut Livingston Park       See Post No. 7       UT DE1
013   J. B. McPherson Boulder Jefferson Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Ledger book (1885-1892); descriptive book of members (1885-1895).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
014   U. S. Grant Miles City Custer               MT JH1
015 001, 002 John Buford Fort Custer Big Horn       See John Buford Post, No. 2.       CO DE1
015   John A. Logan Billings Yellowstone               MT JH1, DE1
016   George G. Meade Anaconda Deer Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Ledger book (1897-1920); minute books (1899-1916); bylaws and resolutions (n.d.); descriptive books of members (1887-1907).   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT JH1
017 009 Alfred Sully Billings Yellowstone       See Post No. 9       UT DE1
017   Thomas Francis Meagher White Sulphur Springs Meagher               MT JH1, DE1
018 010 William English Bozeman Gallatin       See Post No. 10       UT DE1
018   Sheridan Great Falls   Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records Membership applications (no date)   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT DE1
019 011 Frederick Winthrop Missoula Missoula       See Post No. 11       UT DE1
020   G. K. Warren Fort Benton Chouteau               MT LOC
021 012 Thomas L. Kane Glendive Dawson       See Post No. 12       UT DE1
021   John C. Fremont Hamilton Ravalli               MT DE1
022   Burnside Philipsburg Granite               MT LOC
023   Nat Lyons Kalispell Flathead               MT LOC
024   George B. McLellan Columbia Falls Flathead Montana Historical Society Archives 225 N. Roberts (PO Box 201201), Helena, MT  59620-1201; phone 406-444-4744; email mhslibrary@mt.gov MC 20-5. Grand Army of the Republic Montana Department Records See Custer Post, No. 5, descriptions (records are combined)   Dean Enderlin, SUVCW Sep-2011 MT DE1
025   Moody Ennis Madison               MT LOC
026   Garfield Carlton Missoula               MT LOC
030   J. B. McPherson Kalispell Flathead               MT DE1
                           
Sources (for Post name, number, and location data only):
JH1 = Jeff Henningfield, SUVCW Gov Isaac Stevens Camp-at-Large #1; GAR Post Project Chair, 2000
DE1 = Dean A. Enderlin, SUVCW National GAR Records Officer, 2012, 2017
LOC = Library of Congress, 2011
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