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Grand Army of the Republic

National Reunions

November 20, 1866 - First National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 20 November 1866

January 15, 1868 - Second National GAR Encampment, Philadelphia, PA, 15 January 1868

May 12, 1869 - Third National GAR Encampment, Cincinnati, OH, 12-13 May 1869

May 11, 1870 - Fourth National GAR Encampment, Washington, D.C., 11-12 May 1870

May 10, 1871 - Fifth National GAR Encampment, Boston, MN, 10-11 May 1871

May 8, 1872 - Sixth National GAR Encampment, Cleveland, OH, 8-9 May 1872

May 145, 1873 - Seventh National GAR Encampment, New Haven, CT, 14-15 May 1873
The Burial of the Dead ceremony was adopted at this encampment.

May 13, 1874 - Eighth National GAR Encampment, Harrisburg, PA, 13 May 1874

May 12, 1875 - Ninth National GAR Encampment, Chicago, IL, 12-13 May 1875

June 30, 1876 - Tenth National GAR Encampment, Philadelphia, PA, 30 June 1876

June 26, 1877 - Eleventh National GAR Encampment, Providence, RI, 26-27 June 1877

June 4, 1878 - Twelfth National GAR Encampment, Springfield, MA, 4 June 1878

June 17, 1879 - Thirteenth National GAR Encampment, Albany, NY, 17-18 June 1879

June 8, 1880 - Fourteenth National GAR Encampment, Dayton, OH, 8-9 June 1880

June 15, 1881 - Fifteenth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 15-16 June 1881

June 21, 1882 - Sixteenth National GAR Encampment, Baltimore, MD, 21-23 June 1882

July 25, 1883 - Seventeenth National GAR Encampment, Denver, CO, 25-26 July 1883

July 23, 1884 - Eighteenth National GAR Encampment, Minneapolis, MN, 23-25 July 1884

June 24, 1885 - Nineteenth National GAR Encampment, Portland, ME, 24-25 June 1885

August 4-6, 1886 - Twentieth National GAR Encampment, San Francisco, CA, 4-6 August 1886
Henry Ballard was a delegate

September 28, 1887 - Twenty-first National GAR Encampment, St. Louis, MO, 28-30 September 1887

September 12, 1888 - Twenty-second National GAR Encampment, Columbus, OH, 12-14 September 1888

August 28, 1889 - Twenty-third National GAR Encampment, Milwaukee, WI, 28-30 August 1889
Daniel W. Davis attended the encampment.

August 13, 1890 - Twenty-fourth National GAR Encampment, Boston, MN, 13-14 August 1890

August 5, 1891 - Twenty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Detroit, MI, 5-7 August 1891
Abel Leavenworth was a delegate-at-large.

September 21, 1892 - Twenty-sixth National GAR Encampment, Washington, D.C., 21-22 September 1892
A letter from Edwin Stebbins who attended the encampment. Also, a drum, lost for 35 years, was found during the encampment parade. Former slave Ben Robinson accompanied the Vermont delegation to Washington to search for his father.

September 6, 1893 - Twenty-seventh National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 6-7 September 1893

September 12, 1894 - Twenty-eighth National GAR Encampment, Pittsburgh, PA, 12-13 September 1894

September 11, 1895 - Twenty-ninth National GAR Encampment, Louisville, KY, 11-13 September 1895

September 3, 1896 - Thirtieth National GAR Encampment, St. Paul, MN, 3-4 September 1896
Lewis Fuller attended the encampment, and was supposedly the oldest veteran in the parade.

August 25, 1897 - Thirty-first National GAR Encampment (45,000 in attendance), Buffalo, NY, 25-27 August 1897

September 5, 1898 - Thirty-second National GAR Encampment, Cincinnati, OH, 5-10 September 1898

September 6, 1899 - Thirty-third National GAR Encampment, Philadelphia, PA, 6-7 September 1899

August 29, 1900 - Thirty-fourth National GAR Encampment, Chicago, IL, 29-30 August 1900

September 12, 1901 - Thirty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Cleveland, OH, 12-13 September 1901

October 9, 1902 - Thirty-sixth National GAR Encampment, Washington, D.C., 9-10 October 1902
Forty-one members of the 13th Vermont Infantry returned to old camp grounds from 39 years previous.

August 20, 1903 - Thirty-seventh National GAR Encampment, San Francisco, CA, 20-21 August 1903

August 17, 1904 - Thirty-eighth National GAR Encampment, Boston, MN, 17-18 August 1904

September 7, 1905 - Thirty-ninth National GAR Encampment, Denver, CO, 7-8 September 1905

August 16, 1906 - Fortieth National GAR Encampment, Minneapolis, MN, 16-17 August 1906

September 12, 1907 - Forty-first National GAR Encampment, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12-13 September 1907 - Mentioned at a reunion of Co. I, 2nd Vermont Infantry

September 3, 1908 - Forty-second National GAR Encampment, Toledo, OH, 3-4 September 1908

August 12, 1909 - Forty-third National GAR Encampment, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12-13 August 1909 - William D. Ball was a delegate.

September 22, 1910 - Forty-fourth National GAR Encampment, Atlantic City, NJ, 22-23 September 1910

August 24, 1911 - Forty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Rochester, NY, 24-25 August 1911

September 9, 1912 - Forty-sixth National GAR Encampment, Los Angeles, CA, 9-14 September 1912

September 18, 1913 - Forty-seventh National GAR Encampment, Chattanooga, TN, 18-19 September 1913
The Gettysburg Peace Memorial Association was formed during this encampment.

September 3, 1914 - Forty-eighth National GAR Encampment, Detroit, MI, 3-4 September 1914

September 30, 1915 - Forty-ninth National GAR Encampment, Washington, D.C., 30 September-1 October 1915

August 28, 1916 - Fiftieth National GAR Encampment, Kansas City, MO, 28 August-2 September 1916

August 20, 1917 - Fifty-first National GAR Encampment, Boston, MN, 20-25 August 1917

August 18, 1918 - Fifty-second National GAR Encampment, Portland, OR, 18-24 August 1918

September 7, 1919 - Fifty-third National GAR Encampment, Columbus, OH, 7-13 September 1919

September 19, 1920 - Fifty-fourth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 19-25 September 1920

September 25, 1921 - Fifty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 25-29 September 1921

September 24, 1922 - Fifty-sixth National GAR Encampment, Des Moines, IA, 24-29 September 1922

September 2, 1923 - Fifty-seventh National GAR Encampment, Milwaukee, WI, 2-8 September 1923

August 10, 1924 - Fifty-eighth National GAR Encampment, Boston, MN, 10-15 August 1924

August 30, 1925 - Fifty-ninth National GAR Encampment, Grand Rapids, MI, 30 August-5 September 1925

September 19, 1926 - Sixtieth National GAR Encampment, Des Moines, IA, 19-25 September 1926

September 11, 1927 - Sixty-first National GAR Encampment, Grand Rapids, MI, 11-16 September 1927

September 16, 1928 - Sixty-second National GAR Encampment, Denver, CO, 16-21 September 1928

September 8, 1929 - Sixty-third National GAR Encampment, Portland, ME, 8-13 September 1929

August 24, 1930 - Sixty-fourth National GAR Encampment, Cincinnati, OH, 24-28 August 1930

September 13, 1931 - Sixty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Des Moines, IA, 13-18 September 1931

September 18, 1932 - Sixty-sixth National GAR Encampment, Springfield, IL, 18-24 September 1932

September 17, 1933 - Sixty-seventh National GAR Encampment, St. Paul, MN, 17-22 September 1933

August 12, 1934 - Sixty-eighth National GAR Encampment, Rochester, NY, 12-18 August 1934

September 8, 1935 - Sixty-ninth National GAR Encampment, Grand Rapids, MI, 8-14 September 1935

September 20, 1936 - Seventieth National GAR Encampment, Washington, D.C., 20-26 September 1936

September 5, 1937 - Seventy-first National GAR Encampment, Madison, WI, 5-10 September 1937

September 4, 1938 - Seventy-second National GAR Encampment, Des Moines, IA, 4-9 September 1938

August 27, 1939 - Seventy-third National GAR Encampment, Pittsburgh, PA, 27 August-1 September 1939

September 8, 1940 - Seventy-fourth National GAR Encampment, Springfield, IL, 8-13 September 1940

September 14, 1941 - Seventy-fifth National GAR Encampment, Columbus, OH, 14-19 September 1941

September 13, 1942 - Seventy-sixth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 13-18 September 1942

September 19, 1943 - Seventy-seventh National GAR Encampment, Milwaukee, WI, 19-24 September 1943

September 10, 1944 - Seventy-eighth National GAR Encampment, Des Moines, IA, 10-15 September 1944

September 30, 1945 - Seventy-ninth National GAR Encampment, Columbus, OH, 30 September-4 October 1945

August 25, 1946 - Eightieth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 25-30 August 1946

August 10, 1947 - Eighty-first National GAR Encampment, Cleveland, OH, 10-14 August 1947

September 28, 1948 - Eighty-second National GAR Encampment, Grand Rapids, MI, 28-30 September 1948

August 28, 1949 - Eighty-third National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 28 August-1 September 1949