Iowa GAR Posts & History


This link will open an Adobe Acrobat "pdf" file containing

  a list of known GAR posts for Iowa.  A brief historical

  summary for each Post is included if available. 





GAR Records Catalog


This link will open the catalog page for Iowa

containing details on collections of GAR Department

and individual Post records (if known).


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Related SUVCW Websites (GAR info)

Dept. of Iowa


SUVCW Department of Iowa

Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic

Historical information plus links to important GAR resources. Website

By Ron Rittel, Dept. of Iowa SUVCW GAR Records Officer.

Includes Post data and images of charters, if available.


Websites of Interest


Iowa GAR Membership Records (collection of index cards)

Arranged by county, then by Post name.  Summaries of member

records and Post histories.


Library of Congress

Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies

State Encampments: Bibliography



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Selected Bibliography (printed resources)

Northcott, Dennis, 2007, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska Civil War Veterans: Compilation of the Death Rolls of the Departments of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, 1883-1948.  St. Louis, MO:  Northcott Genealogical Publications (ISBN-13: 978-0-9728344-2-1; ISBN-10: 0-9728344-2-7) 658 p.

Sneddon, Howard E., 1985, Decatur County, Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Post Records of Civil War Veterans.  Des Moines: Iowa Genealogical Society.  99 p.

Swisher, Jacob A., 1936, The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Iowa City, Iowa: The State Historical Society of Iowa.  194 p.










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