EVERYONE ID'ED ON REVERSE....DEPT COMMANDER BARNES, FIRST ROW FAR RIGHT DIED 2 WEEKS AFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.
19. A.C. BALDRIDGE
David H. Baldridge 1927 DEPT COMMANDER
A UNION VETERAN IS OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTIONDavid H. Baldridge of Joplin, MO, age 93, sufferingfrom exhaustion is attended by Miss Adeline G. Cascarella and Lt. Com. L. Milburn. No definitive information on Baldridge found. David Baldridge was born on Sept 6, 1845 to David Baldridge and his wife in Athens County, Ohio. During the war, one researcher records him serving in Co C 31st OH Inf and in Co D 92nd OH Inf. He lived the last 43 years of his live in Joplin, Mo and wasmarried to Ella (unknown maiden name). One Joplin address was 502 N. Pearl. He died on March 28, 1940 of pneumonia and was cremated.
21 A.J.P. BARNES
Andrew J.P Barnes 1921 & 1938 DEPT COMMANDER
IN MEMORIAM Our beloved Comrade Col. A.J.P. [Andrew James P.] Barnes and twice our Past Department Commander, died June 7th, 1939 at his home in Joplin, Mo., after spending the last year of his life working for his G.A.R. of Missouri to welcome them to his "Home Town” for their 58th Department Encampment. I have told of his unfortunate fall, and of the fact that he was with us in spirit all during the Encampment. His absence was all that kept the Encampment from being perfect in every detail. Comrade Barnes was born March 29, 1843 [to William and Elizabeth Barnes in Lockport, Indiana]. He enlisted in the 22nd Iowa Infantry, 42nd U.S. troops. He was a brave soldier, a loyal Comrade and a staunch and true personal friend. He was at one time a member of the Missouri Legislature and was a real addition to that body, as he was always a fine speaker, forceful in his beliefs and convictions. He was a member of the O.P. Morton Post No. 14, of Joplin, for many years, having served in practically every office of the Post. He had been a member of the National Council of Administration for years, and was always present at all Encampments both State and National, fi it was at all possible for him to come. He was deeply interested in his country’s welfare and in the Grand Army of the Republic, and will be sadly missed by the Grand Army of the Republic and by the citizens of Joplin who loved him calling him affectionately "Daddy Barnes.”