This may be an answer to the above inquiry: The GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, a Union Army Civil War Veterans group — the LEANDER STEM POST #31 was established on May 21, 1880 at Tiffin; later becoming the General WILLIAM HARVEY GIBSON POST #31.
The 38-th Annual Encampment, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, Department of Ohio, was held June 14, 15, 16, 17, 1904 in Tiffin, Ohio; this year being the thirty-ninth anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
[My great grandfather, age 44 years in 1862-1863, served in the Union Army; was in some manner employed in support of overland transportation — in the capacity of ‘Wagoner’ being his listed ‘rank’ — likely a teamster, —or harness repair (in the Census of 1860, his occupation being listed as: harness maker) — in this era of time, transportation depended heavily on the use of horses and wagons. While on active duty in the vicinity of Murfreesboro, Tennessee on March 23, 1863, he was severely injured when ‘crushed between two wagons’ for which on March 24, 1863 he was discharged ‘due to disability’. In his postwar civilian life, as an occupation he followed the trade of a cobbler (shoemaker), the making and repair of shoes and boots. In the village of Melmore, (Seneca County), Ohio, he established a cobbler’s shop that he owned and operated as a business for about forty-one years, the remainder of his active lifetime.]