Grand Army of the Republic - Busy in Santa Barbara
Scholars do not generally say that much about the activities of the Grand Army of the Republic on the West Coast (I'm working on fixing that...). But I assure you, they were up to many of the same things as their GAR comrades around the rest of the country...but with a western style all their own. I recently stumbled across this shot of a GAR memorial service at a cemetery in Santa Barbara around 1880. More on these guys later. For now, just enjoy the shot.
With compliments, Keith