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John H. Chipman, Jr. Post #89

Grand Army of the Republic Hall

Beverly, Massachusetts



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History of G.A.R. Post #89


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John H. Chipman, Jr.


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Member Roster


Research and Other Services


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The Civil War Monument and Other Images




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Questions, comments, Please e-mail us at: beverlyhistoricalsociety@nii.net

This site was created by:

Stephen P. Hall

The Beverly Historical Society and Museum

117 Cabot Street

Beverly, MA 01915

(978) 922-1186

1999, 2000, 2001





Other Services


[NOTE: This page lists many of the research items in our library, photo files, artifacts, military and manuscript collections. 

In addition to most of the original Post #89 G.A.R. meeting records, and "General Orders," we also have many published regimental histories, plus many local newspapers of the period.   We also have "Encampment" brochures, and booklets, programs and many group pictures.  We also have a collection of "Civil War Scrapbooks" and maps of the period.  We also have a large collection of personal papers, letters, diaries, family bibles and other material relating to many of the members of Post #89, Department of Mass., Grand Army of the Republic.

To obtain more information concerning photo or document reproductions, research help, or other services, offered by the staff and volunteers of the Beverly Historical Society & Museum please e-mail me, Stephen P. Hall at beverlyhistoricalsociety@nii.net .

Research Books


The Library


G.A.R. Books

Journals of the Grand Army of the Republic Dept. of Mass.

1866 - 80,  1881 - 87,    1900 - 02

"Bluebooks"  1891, 1904, 1912

Souvenir Book of the 24th Encampment (1890) at Boston, MA

General Order "Scrapbooks"

Meeting Logbooks [1870 - 1939, some missing]


Official Publications

Report On The Conduct Of The War, Part 1, 2, & 3. [1863] By The House of Representatives.

Adjutant General's Report of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865.

Massachusetts Register and Military Record, Serial  #XCIV, 1862

Official Army Records of the Volunteer Forces of the United States Army for the Years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865. [Part #1, New England States] by the Adjutant General [1865].

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors & Marines Vol. 1 - 8 + index 1861-1865

Army & Navy 1861 -1865  Vol. 1 & 2


Regimental Histories

Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1861 - 65

1st Reg. Mass. Heavy Artillery 1861 - 65, by Rob Nutt

Record of the 2nd Massachusetts Inf., by Alonzo H. Quint (1867)

[2nd Reg. Mass.] The Potomac and the Rapidan, Army Notes 1861 - 65, by Alonzo H. Quint, Chaplain of the 2nd Mass. Inf., (Pub. Boston, MA 1864)

History of the 5th Reg. M.V.M., by F.T. Robinson (1879)

Reminiscences of the 19th Mass. Reg., by Capt. John G.B. Adams

13th Mass. Reg. [short pamphlet]

Co. "F" 23rd Mass. Vol. in the War for the Union 1861 - 65, by Herbert E. Valentine, (Published Boston, MA , 1876)

History of the 57th Mass. Vol. by Capt. John Anderson


Misc. Civil War Books

History of the Civil War, Vol. 1 & 2, by Wm. Schouler, [pub. 1868]

The War Between The States Vol. 1 & 2, by Alexander H. Stevens.

Rebellion Record, Edited by Frank Moore.

The Great Rebellion, John M. Butts of Virginia (Pub. New York, 1866)

Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army Of The Potomac, by George B. McClellan, (Pub. New York, 1864)

Butler's Book, [Autobiography & Personal Reminiscences of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler] by Benjamin F. Butler (Pub. 1892)

The Camp, The Battlefield and The Hospital, or Lights and Shadows of The Great Rebellion, by Dr. L.P. Brockett.

A Soldiers Story Of His Captivity At Andersonville, Belle Isle, And Other Rebel Prisons, by Warren Lee Goss of the 2nd Mass. Reg. of Heavy Artillery.


Local Newspapers




The Beverly [MA] Citizen - 1851 - 1854, 1858 - 1908

Salem [MA] Register - 1803 - 1807, 1841 - 1860, 1862 - 1891

Plus many other clippings relating to battles, the passing of G.A.R. members, and famous Generals culled from many newspapers from 1861 - 1930's contained in several "scrapbooks".

Misc. magazines and other local newspapers of the period.