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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 14, 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, 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