Civil War Veterans Buried in G.A.R. Memorial Plot in
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery,
Transcription of Burial Index for interments in G.A.R. Memorial Plot, Gilliam Van Houten Post No. 3, 94 Belmont Avenue, Jersey City.
This database is a listing of 44 Civil War veterans who were members of G.A.R. Gilliam Van Houten Post No. 3 (Jersey City) and some of their family members buried in the group's plot at Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery. Records include some service and personal information, including last known address.
Source: Post Rosters 1904, 1908 and 1913
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About the G.A.R.
The society Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was founded in Decatur, Illinois on April 6, 1866 by Benjamin F. Stephenson and membership was limited to honorably discharged veterans of the Union Army, Navy, Marine Corps or the Revenue Cutter Service who had served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865. The community level organization was called a "Post" and each was numbered consecutivelly within each department. Most Posts also had a name and the rules for naming Posts included the requirement that the honored person be deceased and that no two Posts within the same Department could have the same name. The Departments generally consisted of the Posts within a state and, at the national level, the organization was operated by the elected "Commandery-in-Chief."
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