Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

Albert Winchell Post 327, Lyons IA

Charter Members:

  • G. F. Wetherell
  • Jacob Bowman
  • Abraham Carney
  • Andy Fellentrater
  • Richard Payne
  • L. Cavalier
  • L. G. Blain
  • Charles H. Upham
  • A. J. Sibley
  • Thomas Dailey
  • Fritz Sanger
  • Robert Nunn
  • Rudolph Huffman
  • August Vollber
  • Nick Schreiner
  • Augustus Hulbert
  • Fred Hansen
  • Wm. Laudrigan
  • Charles Phillips
  • Martin Aike
  • Oliver H. Smith
  • Wm. M. McQuigg

Pictured are (top row) Eugene Hoxie, Millard F. Rose (bottom row) D. C. Law, Joseph Ayon and A. Johnson.GAR Post 327

Biography of D. C. Law

(Source and date unknown)

Daniel Crawford Law, the present Commander of Albert Winchell Post No. 327, Lyons, was fifteen years old when he enlisted in the Civil War. He enlisted as a drummer boy but upon arriving at the Camp at Punxsutawney, Penn., he was informed that the drummer boy for the regiment was already recruited and he could have his choice of going back home or carrying a musket. He chose to carry the musket.

Mr. Law served in every important engagement of the Civil War from Chancelorsville in May, 1863, to Appomatox in 1865, but never received a wound. His knapsack was shot clean from his back by a shell at one time but he escaped uninjured. During the hardest fighting, his company, in a period of thirty days, was reduced from five hundred men to fifty-two. Mr. Law states most emphatically that as long as one member of the Albert Winchell Post remains, the Post charter will be retained and the interest of the members of the Post in the cause for which they fought has never lessened. There were twenty-two charter members of Albert Winchell Post when it was organized in 1884. In 1890 it had grown to ninety members. Today, but seven remain. These survivors still perform the sacred task of decorating and caring for one hundred and sixty graves of their comrades in the four cemeteries of this community.

The Albert Winchell Post 327 was chartered 28 May 1884. It had 20 charter members and a total of 90 members. It was disbanded in 01 Jan 1928. The following list is from index cards of membership records on microfilm at FamilySearch.org. The Clinton County Historical Society has these cards.

This is an example of the information the cards contain. Some are very well filled out and some, unfortunately, only contain a name a very little other information. This one is for Albert E. Winchell.

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Albert Winchell GAR

Name

Born

Died

Winchell, Albert E. 22 Jun 1861
Aikey, Martin  
Ayon, Joseph 07 Dec 1839 19 Mar 1933
Batcheler, Alfred 1840
Baumann, Charles 1838
Blaine, Louis 1844 30 Jun 1905
Blanchard, Job 1827
Borman, Jacob 1842 06 Jun 1903
Bourne, George W. 16 Apr 1830 18 Jan 1922
Brayton, James H. 1844
Buckley, Elisha 08 Mar 1893
Cahill, Cornelius 05 May 1841 08 Jan 1920
Carney, Abram T. 1843 03 mar 1904
Carpenter, Albert A.
Cavallier, Louis 04 Jun 1831 12 Jun 1913
Chandreau, Joseph 12 Jun 1905
Clifford, Con W.
Cole, William M. 16 Jun 1831
Cook, Benjamin F. 10 Mar 1836
Daily, Thomas 15 Mar 1832 02 Jul 1911
Darwin, Alanson H. 23 Jul 1823
DeFreest, William Henry 1822 16 Aug 1908
Dohrman, Frederick 06 Jun 1836 10 Sep 1903
Dunfee, Nicholas 02 Sep 1907
Eberhart, Nicholas 31 Dec 1932
Eggers, Jurgen 1840 1918
Fanger, Henry 02 Dec 1843 27 Feb 1923
Fellows, Willard E. 22 Jun 1808 02 Mar 1895
Fellentreter, Andrew 1835
Fleming, Peter 26 Jan 1846 19 Jan 1924
Fuller, Mahlon Y. 1843
Gasaway, George
Gertz, John
Getty, Jesse H. 1844
Goodapple, Henry 1841
Hansen, Frederick 1822 21 Apr 1897
Himebuck, John 1840 01 Jun 1901
Hoffmann, Rudolph 1845 12 Sep 1897
Hughes, Jacob 06 Mar 1820
Hurlburt, Augustus 1838 Jun 1898
Jeffers, James G. 1847
Joehnk, Hans 1837 11 Apr 1922
Jordan, James L. 08 Feb 1841 13 Mar 1913
Keeler, James 10 Mar 1828 05 Apr 1897
Kehoe, Thomas 1827 04 Feb 1899
Ladrigan, William 1828 12 Apr 1901
Lees, Eli M.
McDonald, John P. 21 Mar 1840 07 Oct 1907
McGinley, John W. 1834
McQuigg, William 1827 16 Dec 1910
Madden, Martin 01 Nov 1836 11 Apr 1924
Magee, Mathew 1810 20 Jan 1885
Marshall, Myron Martin 1830 21 Nov 1911
Metcalf, William S. 1835 01 Apr 1888
Mulligan, John 1848 16 Mar 1915
Murphy, Michael 1825 21 Dec 1900
Nelson, Peter
Nelson, Valentine Strickler 28 Jan 1928
Nunn, Robert 14 Oct 1846 15 Jul 1917
O'Brien, Patrick 02 Jul 1925
Payne, Richard 04 Oct 1812
Philipps, Charles 1842 01 Apr 1885
Pierpont, Anson T. 1837 31 Dec 1902
Polley, Albert
Redman, Elisha
Reinhardt, Christopher 19 Sep 1901
Rix, George N. 1840 1918
Rodman, Asa B. 05 Apr 1902
Rogers, Stanford
Rose, Millard 09 Nov 1929
Royalty, Daniel B.
Saenger, Fritz 1830 26 Apr 1887
Schreiner, Nicholas 12 Dec 1841 07 Jan 1923
Sibley, Abner J. 06 Dec 1838 15 Jun 1909
Sibley, Theodore D. 1841
Sleight, Samuel A. 12 Nov 1839 26 Dec 1914
Sloan, Henry 1820 20 Jun 1894
Smith, Jesse E. 1829 03 Dec 1901
Smith, Oliver H. 25 Sep 1840 10 Jun 1913
Spaulding, John 22 Feb 1838 12 Jun 1901
Stevens, John 28 Oct 1828 1907
Stoddard, James H. 1833
Taggert, Thomas L. 1841 1891
Upham, Charles H. 11 Jul 1839
Utts, David 07 Sep 1837 13 Apr 1913
Volbehr, August 1839
Westbrook, Milton H. 10 Jul 1842 28 Sep 1902
Wetherell, George F. 1835

 

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