Kansas Members of the Grand Army of the Republic
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a volunteer organization, with membership limited to Union veterans of the Civil War, that supported and advocated for veterans' rights and pensions. This index to members of the GAR, Department of Kansas, is based on the membership lists from northeast Kansas GAR posts published in the 1894 state roster and the 1917 state roster, with additional names added from the annual reports and records of individual posts dating from circa 1880 to 1943. The index was created by donor Robert Wandel. The index currently includes about 100 of the more than 500 Kansas posts, mostly those in northern and northeastern Kansas. The project is ongoing and additional names will be added.