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GAR of Allegany County

If you can identify any of these men, email Karen Bush

I believe the man standing on the far left, holding the hat from the 85th NY Volunteers is Henry F. Clapp. Karen Bush

The gentleman seated second from right was Samuel S. Karr, one of Almonds best known citizens and highly successful farmer.  He was captured and held at Andersonville and brought home the prison flag when released. He is listed as "Carr" in the prison records. The man sitting on the far right may be Milo Tucker. - Dick Baker

The Photo entitled GAR Posts Allegany County may, I believe, include a relative-- my great-granduncle, Newton M. Phillips.  He was the first Post Commander for GAR Post # 640, Allentown, Allegany, New York.  Marshall Phillips Post.  Newton Phillips was the eldest son of Marshall N. Phillips, b. Aug. 31, 1822, d. June 21, 1864, Battle of Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, while serving with Co. A, 179th NY Volunteers.  The Post was named after Marshall N. Phillips and started by his son Newton, who also served in the same company and regiment and was wounded in the same battle in which his father Marshall N. Phillips was killed.  I believe according to family resemblance that he may be seated third from right in the photo.  Another vague clue may be, according to my count, there were nineteen GAR posts chartered in Allegany County, New York.  There are 17-18 men pictured in the photo.  They may be the post commanders who were living or present at the time the photo was taken. -- Mike Davis

Photo contributed by Dick Baker.

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Created on September 28, 2000

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