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The Woman's Relief Corps and a rusted flag marker.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: I was wondering what the rusted metal marker I found at a grave recently was.  The marker has the markings WRC.

 

Answer:  The marker you described sounds like a flag holder placed at the grave of a member of the National Woman's Relief Corps.  The WRC was the auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (Union Civil War veterans).  To learn more about this organization started in 1883 go online to: http://www.suvcw.org/WRC/index.htm


Posted by Ellie Spinney at 09/15/2011 10:12:17 AM | 


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