A few years ago I visited the GAR Museum in Lynn. I was told that Gloucester’s Post 45 had records, artifacts and photos which disappeared when the Post was closed. I copied the images of some of the Gloucester natives who were members of Post 5 in Lynn. I published them in Find A Grave. Some lucky family members will be pleasantly surprised. I wish whoever took the GAR items from Gloucester would return them. Wouldn’t I be pleasantly surprised to see photos of the veterans buried in Clark’s!
Two of the men are buried in Gloucester. Melville Stevens is buried in Langsford. His father was Joseph R. Stevens and his mother was Arzelia Morgan. He was born in 1839 and married Medora Sargent on November 23, 1865. He was a private in Company G, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He transferred from Post 45 to Post 5 on September 3, 1891.
Henry Parsons Bray was born on October 17, 1834. He was married to Mary A Adams and after her death he was married to Mary E Robeson. He was the son of Captain Thomas Bray and Rachel Robbins. He was a private in the 25th Unattached Massachusetts Infantry. He died on September 23, 1913 and is buried in Sumner St. Cemetery.