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.
|John Beverly||Co. K & F&S||34th New York Infantry|
|Hiram Daggett||Co. A||64th Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters)|
|Alexander S. Farquharson||Co. A||43rd Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) &|
|Post Commander - 1884||Signal Corps, U.S. Volunteers|
|Charles C. Field||Co. E||138th Illinois Infantry|
|Peter Hardefeldt||Co. C||15th New York Heavy Artillery|
|William Harris||Co. C||9th Illinois Cavalry|
|Post Commander - 1885|
|Franklin Slythe||Co. K||6th Kentucky Infantry|
|John T. Twamley||Co. I||New York Infantry (service not confirmed)|
|Stephen F. Baker||Co. F||13th New York Heavy Artillery &|
|Co. K||6th New York Heavy Artillery|
|Alvin Barnard||2nd Bty||1st Maine Light Artillery|
|Peter Belles||Co. C||214th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Edward T. Curtiss||Cos. G & B||29th Ohio Infantry &|
|Post Commander - 1892||Co. 160||2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps|
|Orson A. Drake||Co. B||10th New York Cavalry &|
|Co. B||1st New York Provisional Cavalry|
|John Golay||Co. D||14th Missouri Cavalry|
|Richard A. Guffy||unassigned||102nd Illinois Infantry|
|Lyman N. Hudson||Co. I||3rd Vermont Infantry|
|William H. Hutchinson||Co. A||3rd New Jersey Infantry (3 months) &|
|Co. E||8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Volunteers)|
|Daniel Igo||Co. E||11th Pennsylvania Infantry,|
|Co. B||1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (6 months) &|
|Co. I||211th Pennsylvania Infantry,|
|Ephraim N. Little||Co. A||26th Connecticut Infantry|
|James M. McClintock||Co. A||16th Ohio Infantry (3 months),|
|Post Commander - 1887 & 88||Cos. F, E, H, G, K & B||51st Ohio Infantry &|
|Signal Corps, U.S. Volunteers|
|John Monett||Co. D||4th Vermont Infantry|
|William E. Polen||Co. G||2nd Louisiana Cavalry &|
|Co. G||1st Louisiana Cavalry|
|Albert F. Prince||Co. G||25th Maine Infantry (9 months),|
|Co. L||1st District of Columbia Cavalry &|
|Co. B||1st Maine Cavalry|
|Jeremiah D. Ruppert||Co. I||9th Iowa Infantry|
|Elind Sells||Cos. H & C||99th Illinois Infantry &|
|Co. H||46th Illinois Infantry|
|Robert N. B. Simpson||Co. A||4th Delaware Infantry|
|Stephen D. Stewart||Cos. D & K||3rd Illinois Cavalry|
|Isaac N. Tate||Co. B||66th Indiana Infantry|
|John Tuel||Co. C||21st Iowa Infantry|
|Joseph W. Ware||Co. C||17th Ohio Infantry|
|James Wells||Co. E||3rd Vermont Infantry|
|Charles West||Co. D||40th 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.
Membership inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.