Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Auxiliary


Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Auxiliary


Black and white image of a group of women sitting on bleachers. A continuation of the organizations formed by women to support Union soldiers during the Civil War, the purpose of the G.A.R. Ladies' Auxiliary was to aid veterans and their widows and orphans. Though some early members advocated for it, membership was not limited to wives, widows, and blood kin of Union Veterans, but remained open to all women. Still an active society, today the Auxiliary is focused largely on heritage and descendants of Union soldiers.

Date Created

circa 1900s


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