(Photo courtesy Alaska State Library)
W. H. Seward Post No. 36 was based in Juneau, Alaska. The map at the bottom of the page shows the exact location.
Its namesake is William Henry Seward (1801-1872), who was U.S. Secretary of State during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was instrumental in negotiating the Alaska Purchase in 1867.
The application to form this Post was originally received by the Department of California. It was forwarded to national headquarters, where the decision was made to attach Alaska to the Department of Washington. The Post was never mustered under its original charter, owing to the fact that by the time the charter arrived, most of the applicants had scattered. A new application was made in 1889 and a new charter granted. The post was organized in 1887, and mustered in 19 October 1889 with thirteen charter members.
|William C. Boyd||Co. B||3rd Michigan Cavalry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|John Calhoun||Co. K||10th Wisconsin Infantry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Benjamin F. Carter||Co. A||2nd Colorado Territory Infantry &|
|Co. A||2nd Colorado Territory Cavalry|
|Charles Dammert||Co. C||15th Missouri Infantry &||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Co. D||22nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|
|Frank M. Doolittle||Co. C||13th Tennessee Cavalry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|David Flannery||Co. D||3rd New Jersey Infantry (3 months) &||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Post Commander - 1892 & 93||Cos. D, E & H||4th New Jersey Infantry|
|Silas Gibson||McLain's Independent Colorado Territory Light Artillery||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Post Commander - 1896-98 & 1900|
|Lewis B. Grainer||Co. B||17th Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months) &||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Co. A||72nd Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Christian Heinecke||Co. F||19th Wisconsin Infantry|
|John C. Howard||Co. B||12th Kansas Infantry|
|Post Commander - 1889 & 90|
|William R. Hoyt||Co. I, F&S, Cos. C & A||10th Vermont Infantry|
|Post Commander - 1891|
|Thomas J. McCully||Co, K||102nd New York Infantry National Guard (100 days)||SUVCW Burial Record|
|John McKinnon||Co. D||1st Mountaineers California Infantry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Sylvester McMahan||Co. H||86th Illinois Infantry|
|Alois Meier||Co. A||3rd Ohio Cavalry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Post Commander - 1895|
|Sanford Mills||Co. K||138th Illinois Infantry (100 days) &||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Co. F||11th Illinois Cavalry|
|Charles W. Morse||Co. C||13th Michigan Infantry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|Post Commander - 1901 & 02|
|Frederick Schultz||Co. E||41st New York Infantry||SUVCW Burial Record|
|George Shannon||Co. H||1st Nebraska Territory Cavalry|
|Michael Whalen||Co. E||44th Wisconsin Infantry||SUVCW Burial Record|
Abbreviations used above: "Bty." is short for "Battery". "Co." is short for "Company". "F&S" is short for "Field and Staff".
|1889||John C. Howard|
|1890||John C. Howard|
|1891||William R. Hoyt|
|1901||Charles W. Morse|
|1902||Charles W. Morse|
|Commander||William R. Hoyt|
|Senior Vice Commander||Charles W. Morse|
|Junior Vice Commander||Lewis B. Grainer|
|Officer of the Day||George Shannon|
|Officer of the Guard||John McKinnon|
|Sergeant Major||Christian Heinecke|
|Quartermaster Sergeant||Sanford Mills|
Note: This is not a complete cumulative roster of the Comrades (members) and Officers of this Post. As additional Comrades and Officers are identified, they will be added.
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