Samuel Taylor Post 616

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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Lt. Col. Samuel B.Taylor GAR Post #616

Somerton, Ohio area Civil War Veterans began the formation of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #616 in 1883 with 55 members. The Post was named in honor of local native Lt. Col. Samuel B. Taylor who was killed during the Battle of Petersburg. The group originally met on the second floor of the Belmont Bank building. In 1889, a permanent meeting hall was built north of town. The last member of the GAR Post died in 1941. Most of the members in the picture are buried at Somerton Southern Cemetery. Photograph and information provided by Thomas A. Jones, Sam Houston Camp #3, Department of the Southwest, SUVCW.

Lt. Col. Samuel B.Taylor GAR Post #616
Somerton, Ohio, 1886

BACK ROW, L - R, Jesse Finch, Jim Martin, Tom Yarnall, Stephen Claudy, Frank Morris, T.P. Harris, Frank Thornberry, Jesse Coulter, Caleb Bishop, Levi Wilbert Jones, John Skinner and Tom Wilson.
FRONT ROW, L - R, Robert Copeland, Eugene Steward, David Brown, Billy Carter, Tom Gibbons, Isaac Johnson, Joab Bishop, Capt. A.C. Thomas, Wilson Strahl, John Finch and Abe McCittrick.