Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri
Bradshaw Post No. 201, Grand Army of the Republic, was established in September, 1885. The organization has enjoyed great prosperity, and now numbers over sixty-five members. The officers for 1887 were as follows: D.J. Cumming, Com.; G.W. Allen, S.V.C.; William Dodd, J.V.C.; O.J. Shoemaker, adjt.; A.T. Shaffer, O.D.; Joseph T. Milner,O.G; John Ball, S.M.; John Misner, Q.M.S.; L.B. Blount, Sent.
Elwell Post, No. 140, G.A.R., was established on the 22nd day of January, 1884, with the following members: James T. Anderson, George W. Brewer, John S. Rarden, Frank Monroe, L.M. Sellers, Eli Johnson, W.W. Stevens, Elia A. Cook, J.C. Hatton, Robert H. Drake, J.T. Hendren, James H. Goodwin, George W. Grant, Charles Fransham, Thomas P. tharp, William Wilson, John E. Opdyke, Abraham Rake, William R. Parker, David Elliott, Abel B. Barnes, James Rake, William M. Stanley, John I. Israel, Thomas S. Stoner, Fred Gardner, Jefferson Sevier, Pleasant Case, William Dale, J. C. Behea, William H. Smith, Pleasant Wishon, Thomas E. Cole, and Albert Reeves. J.E. Opdyke was First Commander, and L.M. Sellers First Senior Vice Commander,. Officers for 1887: J.T. Anderson, Com.; J.V. Miller, S.V.C.; William Dale, J.V.C.J.; J.C. Baker, W.M.; Eli Johnson, Adjt.; Pleasant Case, Chap.; David Elliott, Q.M.S.; Jasper Hatton, O.D.; William Case, O.G. The present membership is twenty five; not so strong as formerly.
Source: History of Harrison and Mercer County, Goodspeed Publishing, 1881