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The
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of the Republic

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Alfred E. Stacey
Commander
Department of New York
1920


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Alfred E. Stacey was the 67th man to be
Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the
Republic. He was born in Elbridge, N.Y. on
January 20, 1846 and spent his entire life in that
village. He enlisted September 5, 1864 in Co. L.,
9th New York Heavy Artillery and served to the
close of the war. He was wounded twice at the
Battle of Cedar Creek but returned to his
regiment and was present at the surrender of
General Lee at Appomattox. He was a Charter
Member of Anthony Stacey Post No. 647 which
was named after his father, who also served in
the Civil War. Comrade Stacey was also the last
member of Post No. 647.

Comrade Stacey was appointed Assistant

Adjutant General in New York in 1926 and 1929
and served in that office until 1935. He served 2
terms in the State Legislature, was Treasurer of
Onondaga County, and 3 terms as Postmaster of
Elbridge. He was active in all civic movements
and on his last birthday presented a deed for the
site of his chair factory to the town of Elbridge
for a public park. Comrade Stacey passed away
at his home in Elbridge on March 9, 1940 at the
age of 94. His home still stands, in 1998, next to
the elementary school in Elbridge, known as the
Farmer Brown House.

Source: Final Journal of the GAR, 1957.
Town of Elbridge Library.
Submitted by Lorraine Orton PDP-WRC.

 

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