3600Re: G.A.R. Reno Post #4 Hagerstown
- Aug 23, 2007Steve, who's better than you? Nobody! Thanks for the great info.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...>
> Reno Post #4 signed a lease with the mayor of Hagerstown on April
> 1905 for "all that room or hall, known as the Old Town Hall,formerly
> occupied by the Masonic Lodge, situate in the building on theStreet,
> south-east corner of North Potomac Street and East Franklin
> Hagerstown". The building was replaced by the current City Hall,built
> in 1939.Unfortunately it
> That said, I have a muster list of the Post from 1899.
> simply lists the address as "Hagerstown". The post commander wasS.D.
> Martin. That might be a clue to something.commander as
> I also have a Quartermaster report from 1910. It lists the
> E C. Mobley.The roster from 1899 lists an Ed. M. Mobley. Hisaddress is
> listed as 3 1/2 West Franklin, coincidentally that is the oldaddress
> of famed Antietam battlefield photographer E.M. Recher. The RoseHill
> Cemetery in Hagerstown has two very old gravestones that read, inpart,
> "Sons of E.M. Mobley and E.C. Mobley". Perhaps another rabbit hole?has
> Nonetheless, the 1910 quartermaster report says that the post only
> $400 "Cash invested in Furniture, Flags, etc."historical
> I got hold of the name of the woman who holds all of the
> material for that building. I'll drop by her office tomorrow andsee
> what she knows. Maybe she'll have big boxes of stuff hidden away.We
> can only hope.leave
> I'll send a copy of these materials to you via regular mail. No
> information about or photos of the relics, but perhaps a clue to
> On Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 11:13 AM, Scott Hann wrote:
> > OK Brian, I'm game. I have my own "ghost stories" that I've
> > personally experienced on the Antietam battlefield, but I'll
> > them for another time.MD.
> > I'm seeking information about G.A.R. Reno Post #4 in Hagerstown,
> > Does anyone know if photos from this Post exist, or has anycalled "relic
> > information about the collection it housed? Also, I'm looking for
> > information about early displays of Antietam relics. So-
> > boards," such as the one that hung in the Antietam Train Station.
> > Thanks, Scott
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