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The McCarty Post No. 251
Grand Army of the Republic, Alfordsville, IN
1883-1914

 

Click here to see the original charter of GAR Post # 251

Click here for roster of charter members - October 19, 1883

Click here for roster of members - date unknown

 

The History of GAR Post # 251

According to L. Rex Myers' Daviess County Indiana History, the McCarty Post No. 251 was named for Capt. Eli McCarty of the 42nd Indiana, Co. G.  Capt. McCarty was murdered in 1864 while serving draft papers.  Click here to see Capt. McCarty's Biography Page


McCarty Post No. 251, at Alfordsville was organized in 1886(1883).  This post has a good membership and was in flourishing conditions for several years.  The name does not appear in the Grand Army roster for 1914, and it is presumed that the charter has been surrendered and the post disbanded prior to that time.  Among those who have served as commanders of McCarty post are the following:  Alfred Webber, Joseph Arvin, G. W. Cochran, William Patrick, John G. Leming, Philip Scales, and James W. Gilley

Source: History of Daviess County, Its People, Industries and Institutions, by A. O. Fulkerson.   B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1915.  p 268.


According to the Indiana State Archives, Commission on Public Records,  the charter for the McCarty post, No. 251 was surrendered on January 3, 1914 

 

 

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