Luther C. Ladd Post No. 17 was based in Puyallup, Washington.  The map at the bottom of the page shows the exact location.

Its namesake is Pvt. Luther C. Ladd (1843-1861), Co. D, 6th Massachusetts Infantry, killed in action during an attack by a mob at Baltimore, Maryland on 19 April 1861.

The post was organized and mustered on 4 August 1884 with 17 charter members.

From The Puyallup Commerce, 4 June 1887:

Luther C. Ladd Post No. 17, G.A.R, was organized and mustered August 4th, 1884, with 17 charter members. A. S. Farquharson was chosen post commander.

The post was named in honor of a private soldier of the 6th Massachusetts volunteer infantry, by the name of Luther C. Ladd. The 6th Massachusetts while on its way to Washington was attacked in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, on April 19th, 1861, by a mob, killing three and wounding fifteen of the 6th Massachusetts, the above named hero spurting forth the first blood of the nation. His remains were taken to Lowell, Massachusetts, and interred with military honors on Monday, May 6th, 1861.

The present officers of the post are J. M. McClintock, Post Commander; A. S. Farquharson, Senior Vice Commander; H. Daggett, Junior Vice Commander; C. C. Field, Adjutant; Robert Simpson, Quartermaster.

Charter Members 

John BeverlyCo. K & F&S34th New York Infantry
Hiram DaggettCo. A64th Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters)
Alexander S. FarquharsonCo. A43rd Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) &
Post Commander - 1884
Signal Corps, U.S. Volunteers
Charles C. FieldCo. E138th Illinois Infantry
Peter HardefeldtCo. C15th New York Heavy Artillery
William HarrisCo. C9th Illinois Cavalry
Post Commander - 1885

Franklin SlytheCo. K6th Kentucky Infantry
John T. TwamleyCo. INew York Infantry (service not confirmed)


Stephen F. BakerCo. F13th New York Heavy Artillery &

Co. K6th New York Heavy Artillery
Alvin Barnard2nd Bty1st Maine Light Artillery
Peter BellesCo. C214th Pennsylvania Infantry
Edward T. CurtissCos. G & B29th Ohio Infantry &
Post Commander - 1892Co. 1602nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps
Orson A. DrakeCo. B10th New York Cavalry &

Co. B1st New York Provisional Cavalry
John GolayCo. D14th Missouri Cavalry
Richard A. Guffyunassigned102nd Illinois Infantry
Lyman N. HudsonCo. I3rd Vermont Infantry
William H. HutchinsonCo. A3rd New Jersey Infantry (3 months) &

Co. E8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Volunteers)
Daniel IgoCo. E11th Pennsylvania Infantry,

Co. B1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (6 months) &

Co. I211th Pennsylvania Infantry,
Ephraim N. LittleCo. A26th Connecticut Infantry
James M. McClintockCo. A16th Ohio Infantry (3 months),
Post Commander - 1887 & 88Cos. F, E, H, G, K & B51st Ohio Infantry &

Signal Corps, U.S. Volunteers
John MonettCo. D4th Vermont Infantry
William E. PolenCo. G2nd Louisiana Cavalry &

Co. G1st Louisiana Cavalry
Albert F. PrinceCo. G25th Maine Infantry (9 months),

Co. L1st District of Columbia Cavalry &

Co. B1st Maine Cavalry
Jeremiah D. RuppertCo. I9th Iowa Infantry
Elind SellsCos. H & C99th Illinois Infantry &

Co. H46th Illinois Infantry
Robert N. B. SimpsonCo. A4th Delaware Infantry
Stephen D. StewartCos. D & K3rd Illinois Cavalry
Isaac N. TateCo. B66th Indiana Infantry
John TuelCo. C21st Iowa Infantry
Joseph W. WareCo. C17th Ohio Infantry
James WellsCo. E3rd Vermont Infantry
Charles WestCo. D40th Illinois Infantry
Ralph L. Wilson
Co. F
13th Ohio Infantry (3 months) &

Co. H
18th U.S. Infantry

Abbreviations used above: "Bty." is short for "Battery".  "Co." is short for "Company".  "F&S" is short for "Field and Staff". 

Note: This is not a complete cumulative roster of the Comrades (members) of this Post.  As additional Comrades are identified, they will be added.

If you find someone on this list who would qualify you for membership in one of our Camps or Auxiliaries, we have the documentation of his honorable service to the Union on file.

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