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Starr Post, 56 GAR

Starr Post, 56 G.A.R. was organized on February 14, 1876, with thirty members. The post was named for Emory C. Starr who enlisted from Lee in the 146th NY Infantry. Emory was taken prisoner at Wilderness, Virginia and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. After his release he returned to Lee where he later died. He served from October 1862 until July 1865. Emory is buried in Lee Valley Cemetery next to his parents.

The following officers were mustered in by Major Peattie of Utica:
  • Commander Charles F. King
  • Vice Commander Burlington Button
  • J. V. Commander J. A Gillett
  • Adjutant A. W. Downing
  • Quartermaster DeWitt C. Park
  • Surgeon Reuben H. Robinson
  • Chaplin E. W. Jones
  • Officer of the Day R. H. Robinson
  • Officer of the Day F. H. Wait
  • Sergeant Major M. M. Cummings
  • Quartermaster Serg. G. W. Allen
  • Sentinel George M. Relyea

The Starr Post was dismantled in 1912 due to the death of the last member.


This photo was taken possibly May 30, 1891, showing the members of the Starr Post




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