Jump to Navigation

[MC 126, sec. 4] Charters

Date: 1880 - 1943

Level of Description: Sub-collection/group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: See individual series

Unit ID: 309724

Abstract: Original surviving charters of some local posts of the Kansas Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Kansas department issued the charters to local posts at the time of their organization.

Summary:

Post No., Post Name, City, County

3, Jewell, Pleasanton, Linn
14, Meade, Sterling, Sterling
17, Joe Hooker, Hutchinson, Reno
21, Johnson, Hanover, Washington
21, Fort Donelson, Saint Mary's, Pottawattomie
27, Upton, Caldwell, Sumner
29, Ed Lines, Alma, Wabaunsee
30, Sherman, Ness City, Ness
31, James G. Blunt, Linn, Washington
33, Montgomery, Mound City, Linn
60, Kirkpatrick, La Harpe, Allen
61, H. W. Lawton, Anthony, Harper
68, Franklin, Olathe, Johnson
70, Gettysburg, Hollenberg, Washington
70, Labette, Labette, Labette
74, Stone River, Sedan, Chautauqua
77, Phillipsburg, Phillipsburg, Phillips
81, Kirby, Haddam, Washington
82, General Strong, Jetmore, Hodgeman
93, John A. Martin, Atchison, Atchison
115, Wilson, Wilson, Ellsworth
120, Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Leavenworth
131, Bridge, Gypsum, Saline
132, Junction City, Junction City, Riley
143, Helper, Helper, Crawford
193, Sargent, Little River, Rice
201, U.S. Grant, Elmdale, Chase
204, H. P. Johnson, Urbana, Neosho
209, Captain Jarvis, Norton, Norton
211, White Rock Valley, White Rock, Republic
230, Belmont, Crestline, Cherokee
233, Magbee, Simpson, Mitchell
237, Conrad Baker, Voltaire, Sherman
240, Lebanon, Lebanon, Smith
308, Marquette, Marquette, McPherson
310, Billy Hughes, Republic, Republic
325, W. H. Rankin, Cheney, Sedgwick
326, Gordon Granger, Aurora, Cloud
334, Miles Hart, Maple City, Cowley
415, Dighton, Dighton, Lane
417, Selden, Selden, Sheridan
443, Walton, Walton, Harvey
463, Captain Kingscott, Argentine, Wyandotte
468, Robinson, Kirwin, Phillips
470, Geneseo, Geneseo, Rice
482, Bronson, Bronson, Bourbon
500, General U.B Pearsall, National Military Home, Leavenworth

Space Required/Quantity: 1 ft. (1 box : oversize)

Title (Main title): [MC 126, sec. 4] Charters

Part of: Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas, records : manuscript collection no. 126.

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

This series includes the original surviving charters of some local posts of the Kansas Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Kansas Department issued the charters to local posts at the time of their organization. Typically, the charters included the names of the founding members of the post; the post name, number, and location; the department issuing the charter and its location; and the date of issue. The charters are usually signed by the current Department Commander and Adjutant General.

The charters are filed in random order in one oversize portfolio case. The charters in this series are the only surviving original charters of Kansas GAR posts, and most are in very fragile condition. Where possible, photocopies of these charters have been filed with muster rolls by post number in Series 8, Post Records (Loose). In some cases, photocopies were made of charters that no longer survive. These photocopies were filed by post number with the muster rolls in Series 8, and no corresponding originals survive in this collection of original charters. Consult Series 8, Post Records (Loose) for photocopies of additional charters not included in this series.

Locators:

Locator Contents
105-07-02-01 to 105-07-02-02   

Index Terms

Subjects

    Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Kansas
    Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Kansas -- Records and correspondence
    Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc.
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
    Veterans -- Kansas
    Fraternal societies -- Kansas
    Friendly societies -- Kansas
    Military pensions -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Patriotic societies -- Kansas
    Soldiers -- Kansas

Additional Information for Researchers

Cite as:

Note: [document and/or series description, date], Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Kansas, Charters, ca. 1880--1943, Kansas State Historical Society, Ms. Collection 126 [box number]; microfilm MS [roll number].

Bibliography: Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Kansas. Charters, ca. 1880- 1943, Kansas State Historical Society, Ms. Collection 126 [box number]; microfilm MS [roll number].