Category: Veterans

Memorial Day 2017

While we enjoy the cookouts and ballgames associated today with Memorial Day, we pause to remember the soldiers of the 17th and all before and since who gave all. Here’s a photo of the members of the Buckingham Post No. 12…

New additions

Added a nice article from the July 8, 1884 Gettysburg Star and Sentinel regarding the dedication of the 17th CVI monument on Barlow’s Knoll. It is a nice compliment to the official publication put out by the veterans.

Gettysburg 150th events

I have long included the link to the blog of the Gettysburg NMP, so I don’t usually rehash events going on at the park that are covered there. Of course, this is a big year for the park and there…

Can you identify this ribbon?

These photos were sent along by Bob Davis, with this note: “Tonight while searching a favorite thrift store I found a poster put out by the national tribune co for the Army of the Potomac. At the bottom it has…

The McDonough Post gavel

A little over 107 years ago, in August 1905, Edward M. Lees of Westport gave the gavel that had been used to call meetings to order at the McDonough G.A.R. Post in Westport to the members of the Buckingham Post…