George Barnard, Robert D. Smith, Sylvester Abe Stallings, William M. Albright, Charles N. Thatcher, and James B. Couser were the Civil War veterans present. The flag of the G. A. R. contained thirty-six stars which testified to its age.
Post 116 used the flag until 1953. It is now stored at the home of Donald H. Grimm, Historian, Post 116. The Andrew Patton engraving can not be found.
The final roll call for our community's Civil War veterans would not have been possible without the help of Georgia Risden Van Horn and Amy Noll, G. A. R. office, Des Moines, Iowa.
Amy Noll: Amy was born at Grundy Center, Iowa. She was the daughter of Thomas J. Noll and Sarah J. Stuart Noll. Amy graduated from the high school and college at Grinnell, Iowa. After
The flag of Andrew Patton Post 239, G.A.R., Zearing, Iowa. You will notice that thirty-six states were in the Union at the time this flag was manufactured. The flag was photographed on June 25, 1954, by Loren E. Norman.