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Grand Army of the Republic Colorado ~  1870

This military order is represented by posts regularly organized, with duly installed officers, in all the prominent towns and cities in the Territory. Among the members of this order are most of the veterans of the "Grand Army of the Union" in Colorado, and consequently many of the best and truest citizens, and warmest lovers of human liberty in the country. We have no statistics of the order that would be interesting to the general reader.

Other Societies

There are scattered throughout our cities and villages, different charitable societies, base-ball clubs, and national associations, which are represented by goodly numbers of citizens of all classes; but space, as well as a lack of accurate and recent data, forbids particularization.

Military Posts

Colorado is in the military department of Missouri, division of Missouri, with Gen. John Pope, commanding department, and Gen. Phil. Sheridan, commanding division.

The posts and their commanders are as follows: Ft. Lyon, Maj. R. S. Dodge Third Infantry, commanding; Ft. Reynolds, Capt. H. B. Bristol, Fifth Infantry, commanding; Ft. Sedgwick, Capt. H A. Elderkin. C. S., U. S. A., purchasing C. S., is stationed at Denver, Colorado.

There are no hostile Indians in the Territory at present, and the number or troops is inconsiderable, and their duties confined to escort and camp and garrison duty.

Rocky Mountain Directory & Colorado Gazetteer

Source: Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer, 1871, S. S. Wallihan & Company, Compilers and Publishers, Denver, 1870.

 

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