Lodi Civil War veterans organized Hartford Post in 1890
This photograph, taken on the front steps of Lodi’s Salem School between 1891 and 1894, show members of the Grand Army of the Republic, Hartford Post 155 and the Women’s Relief Corps (wives of GAR members).
- Civil war encampment set for Aug. 24 in Lockeford
Step back in time to the 1860s in the third annual Living History and Civil War Encampment on the grounds of the historic Old Lockeford Schoolhouse on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the old school grounds as 19456 N. Jack Tone Road in Lockeford.
Dressed in replica Union and Confederate uniforms, people portraying soldiers will create military camps, drill and march as soldiers and fire off volleys from period black powder muskets. There will also be camps representing the Indian wars and Mountain Man period of our history.
The Lockeford Lions Club will sell pulled pork sandwiches. The old Lockeford School will be open for viewing. This event is presented by the Lockeford Historical Society and the 2nd South Carolina Voluntary Infantry.
Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 am
In the quiet years following the horror of the bloody Civil War from 1861 to 1865, men put away their military uniforms and weapons and went to work rebuilding their lives and building their communities.
At first, there were only a few farmers scattered along the Mokelumne River, where Lodi would eventually develop. Stockton, the commercial and government center of San Joaquin County, was the bustling city then with a population of nearly 4,000.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 am.