The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a veterans organization formed in 1866. Membership consisted of honorably discharged Union soldiers, sailors and marines of the Civil War. This collection contains the biographical and military information on the members, business correspondence, and national and department encampments for the Captain Thomas Espy Post 153, Department of Pennsylvania. For more information on the collection or assistance with Civil War research please contact Jon-Erik Gilot, Curator, email@example.com. A PDF of the Detailed Espy Finding Aid for the Manuscript Collection may be viewed online.