Wadsworth Post #49
Lawrence, Van Buren County, Michigan
Organized March 16, 1882
This Post may have been named to honor Josiah Wadsworth of Saginaw. He enlisted as Teamster in Company D, 16th Michigan Infantry on August 1, 1862, at the age of 22. He was killed at Malvern Hill, Virginia on July 1, 1862.
The Post was Mustered with 11 Charter Members.
The first Post Commander was G. A. Cross who enlisted on September 17, 1861 in Company C, 3rd Michigan Cavalry. He was discharged on February 12, 1866.
The Post first met at Grange Hall on St. Joseph Street. By 1889 they were meeting in G.A.R. Hallon Paw Paw Street. In 1906 the meeting place is listed as Webster Hall, back to G.A.R. Hall in late 1906 and then to Grange Hall in 1907. The December 1919 Report puts them back at G.A.R. Hall.
The last Post Commander was Oscar D. Martin who served in Company C, 3rd Michigan Cavalry from September 16, 1862 to October 24, 1864.
The final report filed by the Post was December 31, 1929, no officers are listed. The Post was disbanded in June 1929.