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National Encampments: Bibliography

The following is a list of national encampments for which documentation of one kind or another exists. The Library of Congress does not have official guides, souvenir programs, badges, flags, or other types of G.A.R. ephemeral materials. If the name of an encampment is hotlinked, the Library does possess some miscellaneous published materials for that encampment; go to the link to see a listing of those materials. The full text of these materials is not available online. Information concerning specific national encampments can be found in the Journal of the National Encampment... (LC call number: E462.1.A17) for the year the encampment was held. There are no official records of membership prior to 1878.

First National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
November 20, 1866
Second National Encampment, Philadelphia, Pa.
January 15, 1868
Third National Encampment, Cincinnati, Ohio
May 12-13, 1869
Fourth National Encampment, Washington, D.C.
May 11-12, 1870
Fifth National Encampment, Boston, Mass.
May 10-11, 1871
Sixth National Encampment, Cleveland, Ohio
May 8-9, 1872
Seventh National Encampment, New Haven, Conn.
May 14-15, 1873
Eighth National Encampment, Harrisburg, Pa.
May 13, 1874
Ninth National Encampment, Chicago, Ill.
May 12-13, 1875
Tenth National Encampment, Philadelphia, Pa.
June 30, 1876
Eleventh National Encampment, Providence, R. I.
June 26-27, 1877
Twelfth National Encampment, Springfield, Mass.
June 4, 1878
Membership: 31,016
Thirteenth National Encampment, Albany, N.Y.
June 17-18, 1879
Membership: 44,752
Fourteenth National Encampment, Dayton, Ohio
June 8-9, 1880
Membership: 60,634
Fifteenth National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
June 15-16, 1881
Membership: 85,856
Sixteenth National Encampment, Baltimore, Md.
June 21-23, 1882
Membership: 134,701
Seventeenth National Encampment, Denver, Colo.
June 25-26, 1883
Eighteenth National Encampment, Minneapolis, Minn.
June 23-25, 1884
Nineteenth National Encampment, Portland, Maine
June 24-25, 1885
Membership: 294,787
Twentieth National Encampment, San Francisco, Calif.
August 4-6, 1886
Membership: 323,571
Twenty-first National Encampment, St. Louis, Mo.
September 28-30, 1887
Membership, 355,916
Twenty-second National Encampment, Columbus, Ohio
September 12-14, 1888
Membership: 372,960
Twenty-third National Encampment, Milwaukee, Wis.
August 28-30, 1889
Membership: 397,974
Twenty-fourth National Encampment, Boston, Mass.
August 13-14, 1890
Membership: 409,489
Twenty-fifth National Encampment, Detroit, Mich.
August 5-7, 1891
Membership: 407,781
Twenty-sixth National Encampment, Washington, D.C.
September 21-22, 1892
Membership: 399,880
Twenty-seventh National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
September 6-7, 1893
Membership: 397,223
Twenty-eighth National Encampment, Pittsburgh, Pa.
September 12-13, 1894
Membership: 396,083
Twenty-ninth National Encampment, Louisville, Ky.
September 11-13, 1895
Membership: 357,639
Thirtieth National Encampment, St. Paul, Minn.
September 3-4, 1896
Membership: 340,610
Thirty-first National Encampment, Buffalo, N. Y.
August 25-27, 1897
Membership: 319,456
Thirty-second National Encampment, Cincinnati, Ohio
September 5-6, 1898
Membership: 305,603
Thirty-third National Encampment, Philadelphia, Pa.
September 6-7, 1899
Membership: 287,918
Thirty-fourth National Encampment, Chicago, Ill.
August 29-30, 1900
Membership: 276,612
Thirty-fifth National Encampment, Cleveland, Ohio
September 12-13, 1901
Membership: 269,507
Thirty-sixth National Encampment, Washington, D.C.
October 9-10, 1902
Membership: 263,745
Thirty-seventh National Encampment, San Francisco, Calif.
August 20-21, 1903
Membership: 256,510
Thirty-eighth National Encampment, Boston, Mass.
August 17-18, 1904
Membership: 247,340
Thirty-ninth National Encampment, Denver, Colo.
September 7-8, 1905
Membership: 232,455
Fortieth National Encampment, Minneapolis, Minn.
August 16-17, 1906
Membership:235,823
Forty-first National Encampment, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
September 12-13, 1907
Membership: 229,932
Forty-second National Encampment, Toledo, Ohio
September 3-4, 1908
Membership: 225,157
Forty-third National Encampment, Salt Lake City, Utah
August 12-13, 1909
Membership: 220,600
Forty-fourth National Encampment, Atlantic City, N. J.
September 22-23, 1910
Membership: 213,901
Forty-fifth National Encampment, Rochester, N. Y.
August 24-25, 1911
Membership: 203,410
Forty-sixth National Encampment, Los Angeles, Calif.
September 9-14, 1912
Membership: 191,346
Forty-seventh National Encampment, Chattanooga, Tenn.
September 18-19, 1913
Membership: 180,227
Forty-eighth National Encampment, Detroit, Mich.
September 3-4, 1914
Membership: 171,335
Forty-ninth National Encampment, Washington, D. C.
September 30-October 1, 1915
Membership: 159,853
Fiftieth National Encampment, Kansas City, Mo.
August 28-September 2, 1916
Membership: 140,074
Fifty-first National Encampment, Boston, Mass.
August 20-25, 1917
Membership: 135,931
Fifty-second National Encampment, Portland, Oreg.
August 18-24, 1918
Membership: 120,916
Fifty-third National Encampment, Colombus, Ohio
September 7-13, 1919
Membership: 110,357
Fifty-fourth National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
September 19-25, 1920
Membership: 103,258
Fifty-fifth National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
September 25-29, 1921
Membership: 93,171
Fifty-sixth National Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa
September 24-29, 1922
Membership: 85,621
Fifty-seventh National Encampment, Milwaukee, Wis.
September 2-8, 1923
Membership: 76,126
Fifty-eighth National Encampment, Boston, Mass.
August 10-15, 1924
Membership: 65,382
Fifty-ninth National Encampment, Grand Rapids, Mich.
August 30 to September 5, 1925
Membership: 55,817
Sixtieth National Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa
September 19-25, 1926
Membership: 47,179
Sixty-first National Encampment, Grand Rapids, Mich.
September 11-16, 1927
Membership: 38,801
Sixty-second National Encampment, Denver, Colo.
September 16-21, 1928
Membership: 32,614
Sixty-third National Encampment, Portland, Maine
September 8-13, 1929
Membership: 26,219
Sixty-fourth National Encampment, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 24-28, 1930
Membership: 21,080
Sixty-fifth National Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa
September 13-18, 1931
Membership: 16,587
Sixty-sixth National Encampment, Springfield, Ill.
September 18-24, 1932
Membership: 13,066
Sixty-seventh National Encampment, St. Paul, Minn.
September 17-22, 1933
Membership: 10,138
Sixty-eighth National Encampment, Rochester, N. Y.
August 12-18, 1934
Membership:7,807
Sixty-ninth National Encampment, Grand Rapids, Mich.
September 8-14, 1935
Membership: 6,244
Seventieth National Encampment, Washington, D.C.
September 20-26, 1936
Membership: 4,391
Seventy-first National Encampment, Madison, Wis.
September 5-10, 1937
Membership: 3,325
Seventy-second National Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa
September 4-9, 1935
Membership: 2,443
Seventy-third National Encampment, Pittsburgh, Pa.
August 27 to September 1, 1939
Membership: 1,701
Seventy-fourth National Encampment, Springfield, Ill.
September 8-13, 1940
Membership: 1,039
Seventy-fifth National Encampment, Columbus, Ohio
September 14-19, 1941
Membership: 763
Seventy-sixth National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
September 13-18, 1942
Membership: 518
Seventy-seventh National Encampment, Milwaukee, Wis.
September 19-24, 1943
Membership: 393
Seventy-eighth National Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa
September 10-15
Membership: 249
Seventy-ninth National Encampment, Columbus, Ohio
September 30 to October 4, 1945
Membership: 163
Eigthtieth National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
August 25-30, 1946
Membership: 103
Eighty-first National Encampment, Cleveland, Ohio
August 10-14, 1947
Membership: 66
Eighty-second National Encampment, Grand Rapids, Mich.
September 28-30, 1948
Membership: 28
Eighty-third National Encampment, Indianapolis, Ind.
August 28 to September 1, 1949
Membership: 16
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