I am seeking female descendants of Union soldiers and sailors of the Civil War.The purpose is to invite them to join the existing local chapter of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic in Belmont County, Ohio.
The Ladies of the G.A.R. was formed in 1885 and is Congres-sionally chartered.It is composed of women who have blood-related direct or collateral (i.e. blood-related uncle) who fought for the Union in the Civil War.It is an older lineage society that the D.A.R. is for the American Revolu-tion.