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Offline Genealiza

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Brooklyn G A R plaque?
« on: Wednesday 18 October 17 16:30 BST (UK) »
Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

I've run across this plaque on a distant relative's tombstone.  I think it says:

U S C P
STAR with the GAR crossed swords, rifles, canon(?), trumpet, anchor
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GAR

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=44515600&PIpi=23553582

It appears to be a GAR emblem with a silhouette in in the center.  Is anyone familiar with this emblem?  From what I've read, I was thinking it might be United States Civil Patrol--being a branch of the GAR.  Does anyone have any ideas.
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Re: G A R plaque?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 16:39 BST (UK) »
Wikipedia -  Grand Army of the Republic  ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Army_of_the_Republic

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Re: Brooklyn G A R plaque?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 16:57 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra, I've already read that, and several other articles. 

There was mention in a NY newspaper, which I now can't find, about the GAR being requested to send patrols to Charlotte.  I failed to write down the paper or issue.  I did find, by googling, the same article in the NY Times, 6 Sept 1886, but of course, they only give a snipet of the article.  The article mentioned that the following would be sent to Charlotte to patrol:

James W Webb
Thomas Pell
Dr. George S. Little
Henry Eason
Alexander Ryder
Frederick Cocheu
Thomas W Lindsay
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, :Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc