The History of Genesee County, MI
Chapter XXV
National League of Veterans & Sons

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The National League of Veterans and Sons had its birth in the state of Michigan, at the city of Saginaw, in the year 1899. A local camp, Camp William McKinley, was instituted at Flint in the month of December, 1902. Its first colonel was George Raab, of the Fourth Michigan Cavalry. Subsequent colonels have been Frank Willett, of Eighth New York Cavalry; Milo Swears, of Tenth Michigan Infantry; M. C. Barney, Tenth Michigan Infantry; R. J. Bassett, son of a veteran; P. H. Andrews, Eleventh Maine Volunteers; Frank E. Halliday, son of a veteran; William H. Lingle, son of the veteran, and Robert J. Gillespie, son of a veteran. The National League of Veterans held its national camp at Flint in the year 1903, and at this meeting M. C. Barney, of Flint, was elected as lieutenant-general of the national organization. The national organization has about eight hundred members and the local camp about one hundred. Present officers of local camp: William H. Lingle, colonel; E. A. Jennings, adjutant; which office he has held for several years.


History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions
by Edwin O. Wood, LL.D, President Michigan Historical Commission, 1916

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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