Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Pensions, portfolios, and printing: J. Worth Carnahan in Washington, D.C. – Resources


Carnahan, J. Worth. History of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chicago: The Easel Monument Association, 1896

Carnahan, J. Worth. History of the Easel shaped Monument and a Key to the Principles and Objects of the Grand Army of the Republic and its Coworkers … Chicago: Dux Publishing Co., 1893.

Carnahan, J. Worth. Manual of the Civil War and Key to the Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies. Rev. ed. Chicago: The Easel monument association, 1897.

Kathleen Gorman. Civil War Pensions – Essential Civil War Curriculum. https://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/civil-war-pensions.html

Carol A. Grissom. Zinc sculpture in America, 1850-1950. Newark, University of Delaware Press, 2009.

Civil War Print Brandon Vermont VT GAR Monument rare | #1881552497 https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/civil-war-print-brandon-vermont-vt-1881552497  (example of a Easel Monument soldier’s record print.

The Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies. https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/genworks.html

Tara McClellan McAndrew “The First Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum: How a deadbeat huckster saved history.” [Osborn Oldroyd] Illinois Times Nov. 19, 2008 https://illinoistimes.com/article-5463-the-first-abraham-lincoln-presidential-museum.html

Larry Logue and Peter Blanck. A Creature of Its Time: The Pension Bureau Posted on: April 6th, 2017http://www.clarabartonmuseum.org/pension/

John William Oliver, History of the Civil War Military Pensions, 1861–1885 (Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin No. 844) (Madison, WI: 1917).

Kimberly Powell. Civil War Union Pension Records https://www.thoughtco.com/civil-war-union-pension-records-1421789

Claire Prechtel-Kluskens.  “A Reasonable Degree of Promptitude”: Civil War Pension Application Processing, 1861–1885. Prologue Spring 2010, Vol. 42, No. 1. https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2010/spring/civilwarpension.html

The Easel Monument Project. Extracted from: J. Worth Carnahan, Manual of the Civil War and Key to the Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies, (Easel Monument Association, Chicago,1897), pp. 246-355. http://vermontcivilwar.org/museum/easelmonument.php

Andy Waskie. “Easel Monument & ‘The Manual & Key to the Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies.” Grand Army Scout N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e GA R C i vi l W a r M u s e u m & L i br a r y Winter 2014, p.9-10.

Cynthia Carnahan. “The Great Scandal” Google+ November 15, 2013

Carnahan press titles

1909

  • District of Columbia. Board of education. Course of study.
  • Charles Mason Remey. Observations of a Bahai traveller, 1908.

1910

  • Major-General George W. Davis, U.S.A. Red cross, its origin and development.
  • District of Columbia. Board of Commissioners. Police regulations of the District of Columbia, as amended to June 30, 1910, inclusive.
  • Hallie Irene Herriott. Jungle jingle book.
  • Clarissa Olds Keeler. American bastiles. 
  • Members of the House of representatives of the United States. Sixty-first Congress.
  • Swami Paramananda. Principles and purpose of Vedanta.
  • E. Dunlap Trimble. Teachers’ art manual.

1911

  • Allan Potts. Fox hunting in America.
  • Thomas Coates Stockton. Stockton family of New Jersey, and other Stocktons.

1912

  • Robert H. Beggs. Mystery of the Maine; an examination of public documents relating to the destruction of the U.S.S Maine.
  • Charles Theodore Jewell. Book of the naval cadets of the class of ninety-two.
  • Ivory George Kimball. Recollections from a busy life, 1843-1911.

1913  

  • Emmeline Pankhurst. Speech of Emmeline Pankhurst, Columbia Theatre, Washington, D.C., Sunday, November 23, 1913.

1914

  • Eugene H. Bean. Rowan County (N. C.) records; early settlers.
  • Francis G. Newlands. Senator Francis G. Newlands, his work.
  • John Read Walker. Lumber industry and the railroads

1915

  • Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the District of Columbia. Washington health rules, a commentary on the twelve health rules formulated and distributed by the Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the District of Columbia.
  • Herbert Janvrin Browne. Assessment and taxation in the District of Columbia and the fiscal relation to the federal government.

1916

  • Members of the House of representatives of the United States;
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