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Title Woburn Post 161 G.A.R. Veterans Photograph collection
Dates c. 1890
Author Woburn Post 161 G.A.R.
Extent 45 X 60 inches (1 framed object)
Arrangement Arranged numerically.
Collection number PH-26
Admin/Biographical History Woburn Post 161 G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) was instituted in Fraternity Hall, Woburn on January 23, 1884 with 45 members. The first Commander of the Post was George Perkins. This G.A.R. Post included both Woburn natives and veterans born elsewhere who settled in Woburn later in life. Post 161 continued in operation through 1929 by which time most of Woburn's Civil War veterans had passed away.
Scope & Content Framed montage of 96 individual carte-de-visite photographic portraits of Woburn Post 161 Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) veterans. The collection includes portraits of veterans who served in all three Woburn regiments; 5th Massachusetts Regiment, Company G , the 22nd Massachusetts Regiment, Company F and the 39th Regiment, Company K, along with portraits of those who served in other Massachusetts and Union Army regiments.
Cite as Woburn Post 161 G.A.R. Veterans Photograph Collection
Woburn Public Library, Dr. Thomas J. Glennon Archives, Woburn, MA 01801.
Indexes Online Finding Aid
Subjects Cartes de visite
Portrait photographs
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Veterans' organizations
Local Subjects Woburn Post 161 G.A.R.
Access Access may be limited. Contact library for details.