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The Grand Army of the Republic, patriotic order for veterans of the Civil War, organized in Sutherland in 1887 as the E. O.C. Ord post. First officers were E. P. Messer, commander; F. L. Bidwell, senior vice commander; N. Remington, junior vice commander; George Nelson, quartermaster; C W. Inman, adjutant; George Colcord, officer of the day; Thomas Steward, chaplain; E. T. Cleveland, officer of the guard; E. W. McOmber, surgeon; R. M. Van Horn, quartermaster sergeant; J. B. Dunn, sergeant major; and W. J. Stewart, sentinel.

With the passing of the years, the membership dwindled and today James P. Martin is the only surviving member of the E. O. C. Ord Post and the only Civil War veteran in the county. Mr. Martin celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday anniversary last month and is in good health.

The 40 deceased members of the G. A. R. buried in Sutherland cemeteries are:

Michael Betz Moses Heckert
F. L. Bidwell James Hicks
Robert Boyd Jas. C. Jenkins
D. B. Harmon Henry Hoagland
Frank M. Lee Samuel Jordan
James Parks Thos. Kelsey
John H. Peck Alexander Long
Samuel S. Todd Geo. Louthan
R. M. Van Horn      Thos. Merrick
H. J. Alexander T. B. Nott
. Bidwell Chas. Peaker
A. G. Bliss Louis Renville
Geo. F. Colcord D. M. Sheldon
P. G. Coleman John M. Snyder
M. V Davis J. H. Stockwell
Joseph Cowan Louis P. Vance
J. C. Doling Henry Wheeler
John H. Frush Lionel Worth
Haye Com. Shepherd
David Harkness Geo. W. Nelson.

From Sutherland Courier December 3, 1942

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