Civil War Soldiers
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
Lincoln Post No. 2
Lincoln Post No. 2, G. A. R., was the
first G. A. R. post to be organized in Montana.
It was mustered in on Aug. 30, 1883, with 25 charter members.
The organizer was the Rev. Duncan McMillan of the James B. McKean
post of Salt Lake. The Butte
post was at that time under the Utah jurisdiction.
The first officers were P. R.
Dolman, post commander; S. R. Knight, senior vice commander; H. C.
Kessler, junior vice commander; Gen. C. S. Warren, adjutant; L. F.
Wyman, quartermaster; Dr. L. E. Holmes, surgeon; Frederick Lockley,
chaplain; Charles S. Shoemaker, officer of the guard.
Of these first officers only Charles S. Shoemaker is still among
the members of Lincoln post.
- Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana