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Robert R. Thompson, Post No. 77, G.A.R.
Town of North Stratford
Strafford County, New Hampshire

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After the war came the Grand Army posts. Post No. 77 was formed at North Stratford, Apr. 16, 1884, under a charter granted Apr. 6, 1884, C. P. Schoff, W. H. Lovejoy and Clark Stevens being the chief promoters. The first officers were: C. P. Scoff, Commander, W. H. Lovejoy, S. V. C.; H. B. Gilkey, J. V. C.; Clark Stevens, Q. M.; F. A. Roby, Adjutant. This post had a membership of thirty-five, and held its meetings semi-monthly in Twohey's Hall. The post was named for Robert R. Thompson, who enlisted as a private in 1862 with Company H., 13th New Hampshire Volunteers, the company from Stratford which he was largely instrumental in forming. He was promoted to 1st Lieut., and was killed at Chapin's Bluff Sept. 29, 1864, falling almost at the moment of victory. (See sketch at close of article).

* Names marked with a star Charter members.