FROM: ROSTER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC & ITS AUXILIARIES....1895
By Peggy Smith Hake
(HISTORICAL).....The first movement toward the organization of Union soldiers in this State for any purpose occurred in the city of St. Louis in July 1865, under the title of "Volunteer Mutual Aid Society", the principal object being to secure employment for honorably discharged Union soldiers and sailors. Up to April 1867, this organization had secured positions for 1,803 veterans.......In 1866 there were a number of Posts organized in the State in what was known as the Old Organizations......In May 1868, the first regular Encampment was held...at that time there were 100 G.A.R Posts in the State.
There were several G.A.R. Posts in Miller County----at Iberia, Eldon, Brumley, and Tuscumbia. The only one listed in the 1895 GAR booklet was at Eldon. The following is the list of members during that year:
"Samuel McClure G.A. R. Post #145, Eldon, MO....Meets lst and 3d Saturdays, at 10 a.m. Commander: Isaac N. Boyce Adjutant: John Vetter VETERAN MILITARY INFORMATION G. J. Harvey Co. B 33rd Mo. Inf. William Posten Co. B 42nd MO Inf Jesse Ashton Co. F 43rd MO Inf. Jacob B. Cotton Co. A 47th MO Inf. James Raines Co. B 48th MO Inf. T. W. Cotton Co. B 48th MO Inf. Joseph Crisp Co. F 9th MO Mtd. Inf. W. B. Jones Co. D 5th MO Cav. John H. Hess Co. E 5th MO Cav. M. Hoover Co. E 7th MO Cav. James Garrett Co. C 13th MO Cav. T. G. McClure Co. G 4th MSM Cav. T. W. Shelton Co. D 5th MSM Cav. Lemuel G. Miller Co. D 5th MSM Cav R. B. Snyder Co. D 6th MSM Cav. Leroy Busick Co. B 8th MSM Cav. Daniel Duncan Co. F 9th EMM D. H. Allen Co. C 42nd EMM John C. Vanpool Co. E 42nd EMM G. W. Kingery Co. D 48th EMM G. W. Holder Co. I 1st MO H.G. H. A. Snyder Co. B 12th ILL. Inf. Darius Pierce Co. C 143rd ILL Inf. Edward Saunders Co. G 150th ILL Inf. J. W. Temple Co. F 154th ILL Inf. John C. Morrison Co. H 2nd Ohio Inf. Jefferson Schlott Co. D 25th Ohio Inf. Peter N. Schlott Co. K 76th Ohio Inf. H. H. Stockman Co. I 97th Ohio Inf. J. J. Whippo Co. B 171st Ohio Inf. Richard Boyce Co. C 193rd Penn. Cav. I. N. Boyce Co. K 1st Penn. Cav. W. B. Finney Co. B 9th Tenn. Cav. J. A. Stevens Co. I 30th Iowa Inf. F. M. Graham Co. C 144th NY Inf. John Vetter Chaplin, 5th USC Cav. Jacob Ray Co. A 22nd Ind. Inf. J. B. Ritter Co. H 205th Penn Inf. G R. Weeks Co. D 5th Vt. Inf. Joseph R. Lawson Co. I 1st KY Cav.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the G.A. R. were called "The Woman's Relief Corps" and they organized in 1885. In the 1895 booklet there was a listing of the auxiliaries across the state. Among the ones listed were those in Eldon, Iberia, and Brumley. The following is the brief information given on Miller County's 3 auxiliaries.
NAME OF CORPS LOCATION PRESIDENT SECRETARY TIME OF MEETINGS Samuel McClure Post Eldon Almira F. Weeks Nannie Temple 1st Sat. @ Grahams Hall Miles Carroll Post Iberia Susanna Deardueff Georgia W. Tallman 1st & 3rd Sat. @GAR Hall William Hawkins Post Brumley Cynthia F. Spearman Alice Thompson 3rd Sat. @ GAR Hall