Tag Archives: Grand Army of the Republic

Odd Fellows Rural Cemetery

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published May 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by … Continue reading

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May 31, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent From the pages of The Daily Capital Journal: DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH GERMANY MAY BE SEVERED BY PRESIDENT Notes On Lusitania Disaster Now Partake of Plain, Cold Facts and Germany’s Attitude Is Resented – If … Continue reading

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May 28, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent From the pages of The Daily Capital Journal: FRENCH TAKE TRENCHES AFTER FIERCE CHARGE Artillery Fire Drives Germans From Heavily Fortified Positions By a brilliant charge which swept all resistance aside the French stormed … Continue reading

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Pliny F. Rumrill’s Death

While cataloging a new donation of Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) materials to the WHC today, we came across this document (2015.028) which includes a newspaper advertisement regarding the death of Pliny F. Rumrill.  The article describes the death … Continue reading

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Comrade Kinney Mystery, 2012.024.0006

We recently received a transfer of Salem-related materials from the Lane County Historical Society and Museum in Eugene.  Among the programs for the Apollo Club and Salem Symphony Orchestra, appeared an interesting invitation to the annual dinner given by the … Continue reading

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