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Letter, 8 Mar. 1899, Peter Helton to
    Mr. Sträler

    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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Letter, 8 March 1899, of Peter Helton, Charlotte, N.C., to Mr. Sträler, Spartanburg, S.C., was written in his capacity as Adjutant of the Hartranft Post No. 40, G[rand] A[rmy of the] R[epublic], and concerns the latter’s interest in establishing a Post “at your place”—“It will take 10 honorably discharged Union Veterans to organize a Post and the Installation generally is done by an Officer of the Department, in which the Post will be located.”

Helton wished Sträler success in his venture and expressed his hope that members of the new Post would be able to “participate with us at our next National Encampment...the first week in Sept[em]b[e]r in Philadelphia.” The Grand Army of the Republic, organized in 1871, was the Union veterans’ counterpart to Confederate survivors’ associations.

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