The first meeting to plan for the Grand Army of the Republic of Highland, thought to be held at the Diamond Mineral Springs Hotel in Grantfork. Only seven men have been identified. Front row, second from left, on knees, is Henry Rutz; fourth is Rudolph Kaufmann; and seventh, Adolph Mueller. Back row, first man on the left is Anton Kraft; third is George Roth; seventh is Maurice Marcoot, in front of flag; eighth, seated in front of flag, is Anton Hundsdorfer. This identification was done by Robert Gerling in his booklet, “Highland: An Illinois Swiss Community in the American Civil War”. Original photo courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John Marcoot and daughter-in-law Linda of Greenville. (Do you have additional names? If so please call, 654-5005.
The first meeting to plan for the Grand Army of the Republic of Highland, thought to be held at the Diamond Mineral Springs Hotel in Grantfork. Only seven men have been identified. Front row, second from left, on knees, is Henry Rutz; fourth is Rudolph Kaufmann; and seventh, Adolph Mueller. Back row, first man on the left is Anton Kraft; third is George Roth; seventh is Maurice Marcoot, in front of flag; eighth, seated in front of flag, is Anton Hundsdorfer. This identification was done by Robert Gerling in his booklet, “Highland: An Illinois Swiss Community in the American Civil War”. Original photo courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John Marcoot and daughter-in-law Linda of Greenville. (Do you have additional names? If so please call, 654-5005.
The first meeting to plan for the Grand Army of the Republic of Highland, thought to be held at the Diamond Mineral Springs Hotel in Grantfork. Only seven men have been identified. Front row, second from left, on knees, is Henry Rutz; fourth is Rudolph Kaufmann; and seventh, Adolph Mueller. Back row, first man on the left is Anton Kraft; third is George Roth; seventh is Maurice Marcoot, in front of flag; eighth, seated in front of flag, is Anton Hundsdorfer. This identification was done by Robert Gerling in his booklet, “Highland: An Illinois Swiss Community in the American Civil War”. Original photo courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John Marcoot and daughter-in-law Linda of Greenville. (Do you have additional names? If so please call, 654-5005.

Grand Army of the Republic was formed by Civil War vets

February 17, 2016 2:26 AM