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American Legion-North Carolina Department Records


The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, as an organization for the veterans who had served during World War One. Their primary objectives are benefits for disabled veterans and their families, and helping their local communities. In the beginning, membership was limited to veterans of WWI, but later membership was opened up to veterans of other wars as well. As of 2011, The American Legion considers the pillars of their organization to be: Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security and Foreign Relations, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, and Community Service. The American Legion continues to lobby for adequate funding to cover medical, disability, education and ... (more below)

Title

American Legion-North Carolina Department Records

Collection Number

ORG.12

Date(s)

1920 - 1945

Language

English

Physical Description
Fibredex boxes
101
Abstract

The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, as an organization for the veterans who had served during World War One. Their primary objectives are benefits for disabled veterans and their families, and helping their local communities. In the beginning, membership was limited to veterans of WWI, but later membership was opened up to veterans of other wars as well. As of 2011, The American Legion considers the pillars of their organization to be: Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security and Foreign Relations, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, and Community Service. The American Legion continues to lobby for adequate funding to cover medical, disability, education and other veterans benefits. Many programs that were started in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s continue to the present day.

This collection has been divided into fourteen series, including administration, American Legion Auxiliary, annual conferences and conventions, committees, correspondence, emblem division, financial records, general records, minutes, posts, publications, publicity, scrapbooks, and standing committees. The bulk of the material covers the years from 1927 to 1945, but there are some records from as early as 1920. The organization filed their correspondence and other records according to subject, and this arrangement has been retained when possible.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

American Legion-North Carolina Department

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.


Available for research.


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Encoded by Gwen Thomas Mays,


The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, as an organization for the veterans who had served during World War One. Their purposes, as stated in their 1944 constitution are: "To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."

In the beginning, membership was limited to veterans of WWI, but later membership was opened up to veterans of other wars as well: "Any person shall be eligible for membership in the American Legion who was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned and who was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States at some time during the period between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, or during the period between December 7, 1941, and the date of cessation of hostilities as fixed by the United States Government, all dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the Governments associated with the United States during either of said World Wars; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, and such person either shall have broken his continuity of service and returned to a civilian status, or shall continue to serve honorably after the date of cessation of such hostilities as fixed by the United States Government; provided further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during either of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to military discipline or unqualified service."

As of 2011, The American Legion considers the pillars of their organization to be: Americanism, which includes the Legislative Action Center, American Legion Baseball, Boys State, Flag Advocacy, and Flag Etiquette; Children and Youth, which includes Child Welfare Foundation, Junior ROTC, Oratorical Contest, Scholarships, and Scouting; National Security and Foreign Relations, which includes Operation Comfort Warriors, POW/MIA Advocacy, Temporary Financial Assistance, and Troop Support; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, which includes the Benefits Center, Heroes to Hometowns, Department Service Officers, Veterans Career Center, and Women Veterans; and Community Service, which includes the American Legion Auxiliary, Family Support Network, Freedom Car, Legion Riders, Legiontown USA, National Emergency Fund, Sons of The American Legion, and Volunteering.

The American Legion continues to lobby for adequate funding to cover medical, disability, education and other veterans benefits. Many programs that were started in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s continue to the present day.

March 15-17, 1919 Members of the American Expeditionary Force convene in Paris for the first American Legion caucus. May 24, 1919 The North Carolina Department applies for its charter. July 20, 1919 Raleigh Post Number 1 is chartered. October 20, 1919 First convention of the North Carolina Department is held in Raleigh. Nov. 11, 1919 First national convention. After this convention, State Chairman was changed to Department Commander, and State Secretary became Department Adjutant. 1920 North Carolina Department urges the passage of the Sweet bill, resulting in the payment of thousands of dollars to disabled veterans of the World War and their dependents in North Carolina. August 1, 1920 North Carolina Department receives its permanent charter. Sept. 3-4, 1920 Second Department convention. There are now 113 Posts in North Carolina. Adopted many resolutions including the endorsement of a State-wide system of improved highways; an appeal to the National Convention to change eligibility rules of the Legion to include women who served in various capacities during the World War. October 25, 1920 Department Executive Committee meeting. The committee votes to push forward with the organizing of American Legion Auxiliary Posts, and appoints Miss Alice Gray, Department Vice-Commander to supervise the work. January 7, 1921 Special Department committee makes unannounced visit to the North Carolina State Tuberculosis Sanatorium to investigate complaints from ex-service men. The Sanatorium is found to be sub-standard and is reported to the Department Commander. Aug. 9, 1921 The American Legion's efforts result in the creation of the US Veterans Bureau, forerunner of the Veterans Administration. Aug. 26-27, 1921 Third Department Convention. The Women's Auxiliary in North Carolina is invited to also meet during this Convention. Resolutions are passed to promote improved hospitalization and compensation for disabled veterans of North Carolina, and relief for their families. Nov. 18, 1922 Department Executive Committee meeting. Resolution is passed to ask the United States Veterans' Bureau "to establish a Surgical and General Medical Neuro-Psychiatric and Tuberculosis Surgical Hospital in North Carolina for the treatment and care of ex-service men and women." March 19, 1923 Commander Lockhart and others investigate the Training Center at Waynesville, NC (US Veterans' Bureau School) at the request of many of the men in training there. They found conditions there to be extremely poor, and sent his report to the Veteran's Bureau. February 1924 NC Department adds a Committee on Child Welfare to its committees. May 1924 Investigation by the Veterans' Bureau, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled Veterans' organization into the US Veterans' Bureau School at Waynesville, NC, attended by Department Adjutant Denny. May 1925 Movement of the Legion resulted in an Act of the NC General Assembly being passed authorizing the employment of a State Service Officer, who was to be an employee of the Department of Labor and Printing. His sole responsibility was to be the interests of the disabled veterans of North Carolina. May 1925 Lee County Post and its Auxiliary were first on the field when a coal mining disaster occurred near Sanford, NC. Funds and aid were provided for the injured and the families of the men. Funds were sent from Posts across the state, creating a Disaster Fund for future use. July 17, 1925 The Legion creates the American Legion Baseball program. 1926 Claims of North Carolina ex-service men on file and classified as active reaches 13,233. Claims on which compensation was at that time being paid number 4625. Average of new claims being filed every month is 150. Number of veterans securing hospitalization every month is 150. 1927 Assistant Service Officer interviews 1,240 claimants, securing the adjudication of 154 cases in which sick veterans received $111,695 in back compensation. Reinstated $50,000 of lapsed insurance. Service Officer interviews 1,197 claimants all over the State, adjudicating 456 cases, securing back compensation of $112,252. $12,000,000 of government insurance re-instated. September 1927 Annual National Convention held in Paris, France, attended by 312 delegates from North Carolina. Jan. 28, 1928 Department Executive Committee holds its meeting aboard the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter "Pamlico." 1928 Service Officer secured compensation amounting to $104,426.55 for claimants, interviewing 1,278 claimants and appearing before the Claims and Rating Board of the US Veterans' Bureau with claimants 201 times in one year. September 1928 Robert Gregg Cherry becomes Department Commander. March 6th, 1938 NC Department establishes Tar Heel Boys' State, to help youths gain an understanding of the structure and operation of the federal government. June 1, 1938 The final round of The American Legion's first annual National High School Oratorical Contest is conducted in Norman, Oklahoma. This contest promotes a greater understanding of the U.S. Constitution. October 1943 Department Headquarters move to permanent offices in Raleigh. Dec. 15, 1943 Former National Commander Harry W. Colmery starts writing the first draft of what will later become the "GI Bill of Rights," considered to be the Legion's single greatest legislative achievement. June 22, 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the original GI Bill, or Servicemen's Readjustment Act. 8 million veterans go to school on the GI Bill, get better jobs, and buy houses. May-November 1919 Cale K. Burgess 1919-1920 John Beasley 1920-1921 Cyrus D. Hogue 1921-1922 Thomas W. Bird 1922-1923 James A. Lockhart 1923-1924 Wiley C. Rodman 1924-1925 Wade H. Phillips 1925-1926 Henry L. Stevens, Jr. 1926-1927 Paul R. Younts 1927-1928 Albert L. Cox 1928-1929 Robert Gregg Cherry 1929-1930 George K. Freeman 1930-1931 Con C. Johnston 1931-1932 Henry C. Bourne 1932-1933 Brice Parker Beard 1933-1934 Tom C. Daniels 1934-1935 Hubert E. Olive 1935-1936 Joe Daniels, Jr. 1936-1937 Wiley M. Pickens 1937-1938 H. C. Blackwell 1938-1939 Burgin Pennell 1939-1940 June H. Rose 1940-1941 R. Dave Hall 1941-1942 R. L. McMillan 1942-1943 Henry L. Ingram March-May 1943 S. Amos Maynard 1943-1944 Robert E. Stevens 1944-1945 George K. Snow April-July 1919 Major C. N. Hulvey August 1919-Spring 1920 C. A. Gosney Spring 1920-1922 Cale K. Burgess 1922-1924 Robert E. Denny 1924-May 1925 Paul G. Noell June-September 1925 Frank L. Hill October 1925-1926 I. P. Davis 1926-1927 V. Paul Rousseau 1927-1928 Robert C. Powell 1928-1945 James M. Caldwell

The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, as an organization for the veterans who had served during World War One. Their purposes, as stated in their 1944 constitution are: "To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."

In the beginning, membership was limited to veterans of WWI, but later membership was opened up to veterans of other wars as well: "Any person shall be eligible for membership in the American Legion who was regularly enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned and who was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States at some time during the period between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918, or during the period between December 7, 1941, and the date of cessation of hostilities as fixed by the United States Government, all dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the Governments associated with the United States during either of said World Wars; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, and such person either shall have broken his continuity of service and returned to a civilian status, or shall continue to serve honorably after the date of cessation of such hostilities as fixed by the United States Government; provided further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during either of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to military discipline or unqualified service."

As of 2011, The American Legion considers the pillars of their organization to be: Americanism, which includes the Legislative Action Center, American Legion Baseball, Boys State, Flag Advocacy, and Flag Etiquette; Children and Youth, which includes Child Welfare Foundation, Junior ROTC, Oratorical Contest, Scholarships, and Scouting; National Security and Foreign Relations, which includes Operation Comfort Warriors, POW/MIA Advocacy, Temporary Financial Assistance, and Troop Support; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, which includes the Benefits Center, Heroes to Hometowns, Department Service Officers, Veterans Career Center, and Women Veterans; and Community Service, which includes the American Legion Auxiliary, Family Support Network, Freedom Car, Legion Riders, Legiontown USA, National Emergency Fund, Sons of The American Legion, and Volunteering.

The American Legion continues to lobby for adequate funding to cover medical, disability, education and other veterans benefits. Many programs that were started in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s continue to the present day.


[Identification of item], ORG.12, American Legion-North Carolina Department, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.



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  1. American Legion Auxiliary, ORG.13

This collection has been divided into fourteen series, including administration, American Legion Auxiliary, annual conferences and conventions, committees, correspondence, emblem division, financial records, general records, minutes, posts, publications, publicity, scrapbooks, and standing committees. The bulk of the material covers the years from 1927 to 1945, but there are some records from as early as 1920. The organization filed their correspondence and other records according to subject, and this arrangement has been retained when possible.

This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.


This collection has been divided into fourteen series, including administration, American Legion Auxiliary, annual conferences and conventions, committees, correspondence, emblem division, financial records, general records, minutes, posts, publications, publicity, scrapbooks, and standing committees. The bulk of the material covers the years from 1927 to 1945, but there are some records from as early as 1920. The organization filed their correspondence and other records according to subject, and this arrangement has been retained when possible.


Arthur Lloyd Fletcher,  History of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Carolina, 1919-1929(Raleigh, NC.: Commercial Printing Company, 1930)

  • Cherry, Robert Gregg, 1891-1957
  • Cox, Albert Lyman, 1883-1965
  • Stevens, Henry L., Jr.
  • Younts, Paul R.
  • American Legion
  • American Legion. Auxiliary
  • American Legion. Dept. of North Carolina
  • African-American Veterans
  • Military
  • Veterans Associations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War II

This series has been divided into Charters, Membership, and Purchasing. Charters includes lists of posts with temporary and permanent charters in 1926. Membership includes correspondence, membership reports, membership lists, and general records relating to membership of the organization. Purchasing includes correspondence, samples from vendors, and general records relating to the purchasing of supplies, uniforms, and equipment for the Department and the posts in North Carolina.

Box: 1  
Charters
1926

14343
Membership
1920-1937

Box: 2  
Membership
1938-1940

Box: 3  
Membership
1940-1945

14346
Membership Lists, Posts 1-27
October 1938-August 1939

Box: 4  
Membership Lists, Posts 28-219
October 1938-August 1939

14348
Membership Lists, Posts 1-70
September 1941-June 1942

Box: 5  
Membership Lists, Posts 72-227
September 1941-June 1942

14350
Purchasing
1928-1936

Box: 6  
Purchasing
1937-1945

The American Legion Auxiliary had as its members the wives, mothers, and sisters of veterans in the World War. On July 25, 1921, Commander Hogue issued an official call for the First Annual Convention of the Auxiliary to meet at Hendersonville on August 26th and 27th at the same time that the Legion was scheduled to meet. The first Commander elected was Mrs. E. W. Burt, and Adjutant was Miss Violet G. Alexander. This series is divided into General Records and Publications. General Records includes correspondence, memos, and reports. Publications includes Reports of the Annual Conventions, bulletins, and publications of the National organization. See also ORG 13, American Legion Auxiliary, Raleigh Post Number 1.

Box: 1  
General Records
1927-1945

14353
Publications
1929-1930, no date

This series is divided into four sub-series, Department Commanders and Adjutants Conference, North Carolina Department Convention, National Convention, and Post Officers Conference. The records include correspondence, reports, planning materials, and general records pertaining to the particular conference or convention. The first annual convention of the NC Department met in the Hall of the House of Representatives in the State Capitol in Raleigh on October 20, 1919. Forty-one of the fifty posts in the State attended, reporting a total of 84 delegates, representing a total membership of 1,459. John Beasley was elected Commander, Walter Clark, Jr. Vice-Commander, and C. A. Gosney Adjutant. The first national convention of the American Legion assembled at Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 11, 1919, and Colonel Franklin D'Olier was elected National Commander. The first Post Officers Conference was held in Winston-Salem on February 22, 1924. National Commander John R. Quinn attended this first conference, as well as post officers from every section of the State, and representatives from all of the south-eastern States as well.

Box: 1  
Department Commanders and Adjutants Conference,1934
1929,

14355
North Carolina Department Convention
1928-1929

Box: 2  
North Carolina Department Convention
1929-1933

Box: 3  
North Carolina Department Convention
1934-1944

Box: 4  
National Convention
1928-1936

Box: 5  
National Convention
1938-1945

14360
Post Officers Conference
1927-1934

Box: 6  
Post Officers Conference
1935-1944

This series consists of seven sub-series, Americanism, Child Welfare, Executive, Department Legislative, National Legislative, Department Rehabilitation, and National Rehabilitation. A description of each committee is included with that sub-series. This series consists mostly of correspondence and general records of each committee.

14377
Child Welfare
1927-1944

Scope and Content

This sub-series includes the correspondence and general records of the Child Welfare Committee. The Child Welfare Division was formed at the national level, and each state Department had a Child Welfare Committee. This committee was added to the North Carolina Department in February of 1924. The objectives of this committee include "enlisting public attention and awakening public conscience to Child Welfare needs; furnishing practical information about Child Welfare conditions, not only to the membership of The American Legion...but also to the citizens at large; temporarily providing material relief for children of Veterans of the World War when local resources are inadequate or are not immediately available." Note: This series contains one restricted folder.

Box: 6  
1927-1935
1927-1935
Box: 7  
1936-1940
1936-1940
Box: 8  
1941-1944
1941-1944
Publications
1931-1940

14382
Executive
1927-1930

Scope and Content

As set down in the American Legion constitution, "Between Department Conventions, the administrative power shall be vested in the Department Executive Committee, which shall be composed of the Department Commander and vice-commanders in office, and of District Commanders. In the absence of the District Commander such vacancies shall be filled by the Alternate District Commander. Members of the Department Executive Committee shall be delegates to the Department Convention with vote, which vote shall be exercised with their respective Posts." These records consist primarily of correspondence of the committee. Also see the series Minutes for minutes from Executive Committee meetings.

Box: 9  
1927-1934
1927-1934

14386
National Legislative
1928-1945

Box: 10  
1928-1942
1928-1942
Box: 11  
1942-1945
1942-1945
Publications
1933-1934

14394
National Rehabilitation
1927-1945

Box: 13 (cont.)  
1927-1937
1927-1937
Box: 14  
1937-1945
1937-1945
Publications
Rehabilitation Service News
Miscellaneous

14384
Department Legislative
1927-1945

Scope and Content

One of the main activities of the Legion at its national conventions is the passage of legislative resolutions. Through its Legislative Committee, the Legion has transmitted these resolutions to the Congress of the United States, in an effort to change federal legislation on a variety of subjects. The legislative bureau in Washington was established in 1919. In the first year of its existence, the legislative committee secured a considerable program designed to better the condition of the disabled. Within just a few years, in addition to numerous minor legislative achievements the major accomplishments were: passage of the disabled emergency officers' bill; $15,000,000 Rogers hospitalization bill, favorable amendments in the adjusted compensation legislation; legislation liberalizing compensation laws. The National Legislative Committee would advise each states' Department Legislative Committee on legislation that should be changed at the state level. This sub-series includes correspondence and general records related to the work of the Legislative Committee.

Box: 9 (cont.)  
1927-1945
1927-1945

14390
Department Rehabilitation
1927-1945

Scope and Content

Care of the disabled was a primary concern of the Legion from its creation. Immediately following the close of the first national convention in 1920, Commander Galbraith called a conference in Washington. Out of this conference came the Legion's plan for reorganization of the various government bureaus dealing with veterans' benefits into a single agency known as the U. S. Veterans' Bureau, later called the Veterans Administration. As a part of the fight to obtain justice for the disabled veterans the Legion organized the National Rehabilitation Committee to aid claimants in securing adequate hospital care and proper adjudication of their compensation claims. The state departments of the Legion were soon encouraged to form Department Rehabilitation Committees to organize the work of aiding disabled veterans and their families at the state level. The records in this sub-series include general records and correspondence relating to claims, adjusted compensation, Penn State Bonus, the disabled, world war orphans, and the building of veterans hospitals in North Carolina.

Box: 11 (cont.)  
1927-1930
1927-1930
Box: 12  
1933-1939
1933-1939
Box: 13  
1940-1945
1940-1945

14362
Americanism
1928-1945

Scope and Content

Set forth in the Preamble of the Constitution of The American Legion, Americanism was a major reason for the creation of the American Legion: "For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: ...to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism..." To that end, the Legion began many programs, including observing American Education Week, with essay and oratorical contests; also flag education, Junior Baseball, Tar Heel Boys' State, and several others. The Junior All-American Baseball League, formed with the help of the National Amateur Athletic Federation, began in the spring of 1926. The Americanism Commission had been made responsible for Junior Baseball's sectional, regional, and national series. Tar Heel Boys' State is a summer camp for eligible boys to learn about democratic government and why America deserves its place as a world leader. This sub-series includes correspondence and general records for the Essay Contest, Junior Baseball, Oratorical Contest, Post Activity Reports, Publications, and Tar Heel Boys' State.

Box: 1  
Essay Contest
1933-1940
General Records
1928-1941
Box: 2  
General Records
1941-1945
Junior Baseball
1928-1940
Box: 3  
Junior Baseball
1941-1945
Oratorical Contest
1939-1944
Post Activity Reports
1941
Box: 4  
Publications
1929-1945
Americanism
Junior Baseball
1929-1945
Tar Heel Boys' State
The Huddle,
1929-1934
Tar Heel Boys' State
1938-1940
Box: 5  
Tar Heel Boys' State
1940-1944

This series consists of twenty-one sub-series, American Legion Magazine, Citizen Military Training Camp, Civilian Conservation Corps, Civilian Defense, Committee Chairmen, Department Officers, Districts, Divisions, Drum and Bugle Corps, Federal Agencies, La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux (40 and 8), National Headquarters, National Officers, Naval Affairs Committee, Oteen, Other Departments, Other Organizations, Senator Josiah Bailey, Southern Bell and Western Union, and Miscellaneous. The organization filed their correspondence according to subject or by officer. This arrangement has been retained when possible. Additional explanations are included with some sub-series in the interest of clarity.

Box: 1  
American Legion Magazine
1928-1945

Box: 2  
Citizen Military Training Camp
1923-1929

14402
Civilian Conservation Corps
1934-1938

14481
Oteen

Scope and Content

The United States Veterans' Hospital, Number 60, referred to among veterans as Oteen. Located in the outskirts of Asheville, NC.

1927-1929
1927-1929
Box: 22  
1929-1943
1929-1943

14403
Civilian Defense
1942-1944

14404
Committee Chairman
1940-1944

14405
Department Officers-Adjutant

1926-1929
1926-1929
Box: 3  
1929-1933
1929-1933
Box: 4  
1934-1938
1934-1938
Box: 5  
1939-1945
1939-1945

Box: 6  
Department Officers-Athletic Officer
1929

14411
Department Officers-Chaplain
1929-1939

14412
Department Officers-Commander

1927-1930
1927-1930
Box: 7  
1927-1934
1927-1934
Box: 8  
1935-1945
1935-1945

Box: 9  
Department Officers-Past Commanders
1928-1943

14417
Department Officers-Historian
1923-1943

Box: 10  
Department Officers-Judge Advocate
1927-1945

14419
Department Officers-Service Officer
1928-1945

14420
Department Officers-Assistant Service Officer
1927-1945

Box: 11  
Department Officers-Vice-Commander
1928-1945

14422
Department Officers-Welfare Officer
1929-1930

14423
Districts-Commanders

1929-1942
1929-1942
Box: 12  
1943-1945
1943-1945

14426
Districts-Committeemen
1927-1928

14427
Districts-Membership Chairmen
1942-1945

14428
Districts-Vice-Commanders
1942-1945

14429
First District
1928-1934

14430
Second District
1928-1934

14431
Third District
1928-1934

14432
Fourth District
1928-1934

14433
Fifth District
1928-1934

14434
Sixth District
1928-1934

Box: 13  
Seventh District
1928-1934

14436
Eighth District
1928-1934

14437
Ninth District
1928-1934

14438
Tenth District
1928-1934

14439
Eleventh District
1931-1934

14440
Twelfth District
1931-1934

14441
Thirteenth District
1931-1934

14442
Fourteenth District
1931-1934

14443
Fifteenth District
1931-1934

14444
Sixteenth District
1931-1934

14445
Seventeenth District
1931-1934

14446
Eighteenth District
1931-1934

14447
Nineteenth District
1931-1934

14448
Twentieth District
1931-1934

14449
Division B
1932-1945

Box: 14  
Division Membership Chairman
1942-1945

14451
First Division Vice-Commander
1933-1934

14452
Second Division Vice-Commander
1933

14453
Third Division Vice-Commander
1929-1934

14454
Drum and Bugle Corps
1928-1933

14455
Federal Agencies-Farm Security Administration
1944

14456
Federal Agencies-Federal Bureau of Investigation
1940, 1943

14457
Federal Agencies-Federal Housing Administration
1936

14458
Federal Agencies-Labor, Department of
1933

14459
Federal Agencies-Veterans Administration
1928-1944

14460
La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux
1928-1945

Scope and Content

[The Society of 40 Men and 8 Horses] (40 and 8). This was a group of Legionnaires that was dedicated to having fun. The name is derived from the fact that the small train cars in France that were used for moving men and equipment could either be hauling 8 horses comfortably, or 40 men uncomfortably.

Box: 15  
National Headquarters

1927-1942
1927-1942
Box: 16  
1943-1945
1943-1945

14464
National Officers-Adjutant

1927-1935
1927-1935
Box: 17  
1935-1942
1935-1942
Box: 18  
1942-1945
1942-1945

14468
National Officers-Assistant Adjutant
1929-1945

14469
National Officers-Commander

1927-1930
1927-1930
Box: 19  
1933-1945
1933-1945

14472
National Officers-Past Commander
1933

14473
National Officers-Committeemen
1928-1945

Box: 20  
National Officers-Historian
1928-1945

14475
National Officers-Judge Advocate
1927-1945

14476
National Officers-Treasurer

1927-1938
1927-1938
Box: 21  
1940-1945
1940-1945

14479
National Officers-Vice Commander
1928-1944

14480
Naval Affairs Committee
1928-1929

14484
Other Departments
1929-1944

Scope and Content

This sub-series includes correspondence and literature received from other state departments. There is not material from every state, however, there is some material from Canada and Panama.

Alabama-Minnesota
Box: 23  
Mississippi-Panama

Box: 24  
Other Organizations
1933-1943

14488
Senator Josiah Bailey
1934

14489
Southern Bell and Western Union
1928-1943

14490
Miscellaneous
1927-1942

The Emblem Division handled the acquisition and distribution of the official American legion emblem on such items as buttons, lapel pins, flags, plaques and trophies for each department. This series includes the correspondence and general records of this division, including some catalogs.

Box: 1  
1928-1945
1928-1945

This series is divided into Audits, Correspondence, and Financial Statements of the Department.

Box: 1 (cont.)  
Audits
1928, 1932

14493
Correspondence

1928-1937
1928-1937
Box: 2  
1938-1941
1938-1941

14496
Financial Statements
1928-1944

This series is divided into three sub-series, Constitution and By-Laws, Miscellaneous, and Printed Materials. The Miscellaneous sub-series is then further divided into Blank Forms and Letterheads, Important Papers, and Proclamation. Printed Materials is further divided into Handbooks, Manuals, Proceedings, and Programs.

Box: 2 (cont.)  
Constitution and By-Laws
1927-1944

14498
Miscellaneous

Blank Forms and Letterheads
Important Papers
1928-1943
Proclamation
1928

14502
Printed Materials

Handbooks, Manuals, Preceedings
circa 1920s
Programs
1930-1940

This series includes the minutes from the Department Annual Conventions, the Department Executive Committee meetings, and the National Executive Committee meetings. Between Department Conventions, the administrative power of each Department was vested in the Department Executive Committee, which was composed of the Department Commander and Vice-Commanders, and the District Commanders.

Box: 1  
Annual Convention
1926-1932

Box: 2  
Department Executive Committee
1928-1944

14507
National Executive Committee
1930, 1941

This series includes Community Service Reports, Flood Relief Reports, Lists of Posts, New Post Officers, Questionnaires, War and Defense Activity Reports, and the General Records of each post. The local units of the Department are called Posts. No Post is received into the organization until it has received a charter. Posts can not be named after any living person. The general records are arranged numerically by Post number, and there is a brief history of each post when available, including any changes in the name of the Post. When a post became inactive, it would usually lose its charter, and many times the post number was reassigned to another post. The records include correspondence, dues transmittals, applications for charters, and general records pertaining to that post. The records for many Posts include a list of members for that post. Posts for Black veterans were organized under Division B. The bulk of the records cover the years 1927 to 1943, it is not known if earlier records for each post have survived, as many posts were organized as early as 1919. These records were in the custody of the North Carolina Department headquarters, there may be additional records located locally within each individual post. Any publications for the posts are located at the end of that post's records. Additional records for the posts can be found throughout the collection.

Box: 1  
Community Service Reports
1929-1938

14509
Flood Relief Reports
1937

14510
Lists of Posts
1921-1922

14511
New Post Officers

1927-1930
1927-1930
Box: 2  
1930-1942
1930-1942

14514
Questionnaire
1931, 1934

14515
War and Defense Activity Reports
1942-1943

Box: 3  
Raleigh Post Number 1

Scope and Content

This Post was the first Post of the North Carolina Department, organized on May 5, 1919 and located in Raleigh. Its Drum and Bugle Corps won the State championship in 1929 and was designated as the official Department Drum and Bugle Corps. By 1930 membership had reached 1116, one of the highest in the state. The Legion sponsored the Inaugural Ball in 1945, the proceeds from which were devoted to the Legion's veterans service and relief program. As of 2011, this post is still active and has an online website.

1922-1943
1922-1943
The Raleigh Legionnaire,
1931-1933

Box: 4  
Kiffin Rockwell Post Number 2

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on July 21, 1919 and located in Asheville. The Post was named for Asheville resident Kiffin Yates Rockwell, a WWI aviator for the Lafayette Escadrille, an American volunteer aerial combat squadron. On May 18, 1916, he became the first American to shoot down an enemy plane. Four months later he was shot down by a German plane and killed. The Post is now called Asheville Post Number 2 and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14521
Cumberland Post Number 3

Scope and Content

This Post received its charter on August 22, 1919 and was located in Fayetteville.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14612
Dixon Post Number 45

Scope and Content

This post was chartered April 5, 1926, and located in Asheboro. It was named for Capt. Ben F. Dixon, commanding officer of Asheboro's Company K of the 120th Infantry, who was killed at Bellicourt, France during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 5  
T. J. Bullock Post Number 4

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Wilmington. It was named for local soldier Lt. Thomas J. Bullock who was killed in action in WWI. This number has been reassigned to Fayetteville Post Number 4, located in Fayetteville, which as of 2011 is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14525
Forrest Post Number 5

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919 and is located in St. Pauls. The Post has been renamed St. Pauls Post Number 5 and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 24  
Warren F. Hoyle Post Number 82

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the spring of 1920, and is located in Shelby. At the Post, all of the post's records were burned in the fire that destroyed the Central Hotel in February 1928. This post was named for Warren Finley Hoyle, who was the first Cleveland County man killed in action during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14527
Chapel Hill Post Number 6

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered on August 28, 1919, and is located in Chapel Hill. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14529
Durham Post Number 7

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered August 28, 1919, and is located in Durham. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 6  
Lexington Post Number 8

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919, and is located in Lexington. Sometime between 1934 and 1939 the name of the Post was changed to Jim Leonard Post. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1934
1927-1934

14533
Jim Leonard Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14535
Hornets Nest Post Number 9

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered on September 5, 1919, and is located in Charlotte. It was the first Post in North Carolina to reach a membership of 1,000. The Charlotte Drum and Bugle Corps made its first official appearance at Washington for the 1928 Convention and was designated as the official drum and bugle corps of the Department. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943
Hornets Nest Legionnaire,
1933-1934
The Hornet
1939

Box: 7  
Wilmington Post Number 10

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919, and is located in Wilmington. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943
Bulletin
1929-1930

14542
Wayne Post Number 11

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Goldsboro. The post is also called Goldsboro Post Number 11, and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 8  
Joseph G. Henson Post Number 12

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919, and is located in Carthage. It was named for a local man who died from wounds sustained in WWI. The post is also called Carthage Post Number 12, and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14546
Robert B. Anderson Post Number 13

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Wilson. The post is also called Wilson Post Number 13, and as of 2011 is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14548
Samuel C. Hart Post Number 14

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on September 20, 1919, and is located in Salisbury. The Post established its Flag Escort Memorial, with twenty-one flags provided by members of the post, representing all of the allied nations. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 9  
Beaufort County Post Number 15

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Washington. The post is also called Washington Post Number 15, and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14552
Newton Post Number 16

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Newton. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14554
Henry Ellis Post Number 17

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Wilson. It was named for a local man who died from wounds sustained in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14556
Lee Post Number 18

Scope and Content

This Post was organized September 18, 1919, and was located in Sanford.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 10  
Eason Tiney Post Number 19

Scope and Content

This Post was first chartered September 15, 1919, and is located in Tarboro. Named for Private Eason Tiney, the first soldier from Edgecombe County to be killed in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14560
Ellis Williamson Post Number 20

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Raeford. This post is also called Raeford Post Number 20, and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14562
Burke County Post Number 21

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Morganton. It is also called Morganton Post Number 21, and as of 2011 is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14564
Leon L. Daughtry Post Number 22

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and chartered May 10, 1922, and is located in Clinton. Named for Sergeant Leon L. Daughtry who was killed at the Battle of Bellicourt, France, and cited for bravery. In 1928 the post won the James A. Leonard Trophy for the best community service in its class. This post is also called Clinton Post Number 22 and as of 2011 is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14566
Gaston Post Number 23

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on October 4, 1919, and is located in Gastonia. The post is also called Gastonia Post Number 23 and as of 2011 is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 11  
Donerson-Hawkins Post Number 24

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered on October 4, 1919, and is located in New Bern. It was named for Craven County men William V. Donerson and Raymond Hawkins who were killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14570
Limer Post Number 25

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Warrenton. The Post is also called Warrenton Post Number 24, and as of 2011 is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14572
Fort Raleigh Post Number 26

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Manteo. In 1920 post 26 was called Aberdeen, located in Aberdeen, but apparently this number was reassigned to Manteo. This post is also called Manteo Post Number 26 and as of 2011 is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14574
Melvin Deese Post Number 27

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Monroe. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 12  
Lillington Post Number 28

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Lillington. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1925-1943
1925-1943

14578
Dysart-Kendall Post Number 29

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920 and chartered early in 1929, and was located in Lenoir. This post was originally called the Lenoir Post, and was renamed to honor Charlie Dysart and Eugene Kendall, the first Lenoir County men to die in action in WWI. The post started out well, then interest failed and the post dwindled away until it was rejuvenated in August 1921. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14580
David Milo Wright Post Number 30

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the fall of 1919, and is located in Lincolnton. The post was named for the first Lincoln County man to die in France in WWI. At the post, all of its early records have been lost. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14582
Anson County Post Number 31

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Wadesboro. It was also called Wadesboro Post in 1920. At this time the post has been reassigned to North Wilkesboro and is called North Wilkesboro Post Number 31 and is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14584
Bear Trail Post Number 32

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Newland. In 1920 it was called Fort Johnson Post located at Fort Johnson. At this time post 32 has been reassigned to Hope Mills and is called Fayetteville Post Number 32 and as of 2011 is still active.

1934-1943
1934-1943

Box: 13  
Arch Pearce Post Number 33

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Youngsville. It was named for local man Archie B. Pearce who was killed in action in WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14588
Scotland Neck Post Number 34

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Scotland Neck. Originally called Roanoke Post, sometime between 1934 and 1939 the Post changed its name back to Roanoke Post. As of 2011 this post is called Scotland Neck Post Number 34 and is still active.

1927-1934
1927-1934

14590
Roanoke Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14592
Charlie Hall Post Number 35

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Red Springs. It was originally called Red Springs Post, and was renamed to honor local man Charles C. Hall who was killed in action in WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14594
John T. Ring Post Number 36

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Kernersville. In 1920 this post was called John C. Paisley Post and was located in Gibsonville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14596
Bertie County Post Number 37

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Windsor.

1929-1943
1929-1943

Box: 14  
Shaw Post Number 38

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Weldon. This post has been reassigned and is called Roanoke Rapids Post Number 39, located in Roanoke Rapids. As of 2011 it is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14600
Pitt County Post Number 39

Scope and Content

This Post received its charter on October 29, 1919, and is located in Greenville. The post was originally named the Greenville Post and carries that name in 2011, and is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14602
Edward G. Bond Post Number 40

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Edenton. It was originally called Edenton Post, and was renamed to honor Edenton soldier Lt. Edward G. Bond, who died from wounds sustained in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14604
Culbreth-Harris Post Number 41

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in July 1919, and is located in Thomasville. The post was named for Lieut. Dan C. Culbreth and Private Hammett D. Harris, two Thomasville men who were killed in battle at Ypres, Belgium during WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 15  
Lumberton Post Number 42

Scope and Content

This Post was organized early in 1919 and is located in Lumberton. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14608
Joseph Dixon Rountree Post Number 43

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Kinston. It was named for a Kinston soldier who died from wounds sustained in WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14610
John Boyden Post Number 44

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Asheville.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 16  
Morehead City Post Number 46

Scope and Content

This post was organized before September 1920, and located in Morehead City. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14616
Haywood Post Number 47

Scope and Content

This Post was organized January 27, 1921, and is located in Waynesville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14618
Hickory Post Number 48

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in December 1919, and is located in Hickory. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14620
Hamlet Post Number 49

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and located in Hamlet. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 17  
Scotland Post Number 50

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and located in Laurinburg.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14624
Fred Y. McConnell Post Number 51

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and located in Concord. It was named for Lt. Fred Y. McConnell from Concord, who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14626
Franklinton Post Number 52

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered November 20, 1919, and is located in Franklinton. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14628
Henry K. Burtner Post Number 53

Scope and Content

This Post received its charter on November 20, 1919, and is located in Greensboro. It was named for Corp. Henry K. Burtner who died during WWI. As of 2011 this post is called Greensboro Post and is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14630
Belhaven Post Number 54

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, located in Belhaven. This post was reassigned and in 2011 is called Cooleemee Post Number 54, located in Cooleemee.

There are no records for this post.
There are no records for this post.

Box: 18  
Clyde W. Bolling Post Number 55

Scope and Content

This Post was organized November 11, 1919, and is located in Winston-Salem. It was named for the first Forsyth County soldier to die in action in France in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14634
McDowell Post Number 56

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Marion.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 19  
Chatham Post Number 57

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Pittsboro.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14638
Coleman-Pitt Post Number 58

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Rocky Mount. It was named for two local men, Albert L. Coleman and Edward C. Pitt, who were killed in action in WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14640
Dunn-Erwin Post Number 59

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the summer of 1919, and is located in Dunn. It is named for the two neighboring towns of Dunn and Erwin.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14642
Henderson Post Number 60

Scope and Content

This Post was organized early in 1919, and is located in Henderson.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 20  
Varner-Rhinehart Post Number 61

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Canton.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14646
John Robert Cockrell Post Number 62

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in East Spencer. This post was reorganized and renamed E.W.W. Post Number 62. Also, in 1920 this post was called Sanitorium Post located at the Sanitorium and was not Division B. As of 2011 this post is called Stedman Post.

January-April 1929
January-April 1929

14648
E.W.W. Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14650
Walter B. Ellis Post Number 63

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered February 9, 1920, and is located in Burlington. It was named for local man Sgt. Walter B. Ellis, who was killed in action in WWI.

1927-1943
1927-1943
The Hut,
January-July 1930

14653
Charlotte Post Number 64

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and located in Charlotte. Previously, in 1920 this post was called Huntersville located in Huntersville. As of 2011 this post is called Pollocksville Post and is located in Pollocksville.

1934-1943
1934-1943

Box: 21  
Hurst Turner Post Number 65

Scope and Content

This Post was organized January 31, 1920, and is located in Statesville.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14657
Wilder Q. Gresham Post Number 66

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on January 31, 1920, and is located in Mooresville. It was first named the Mooresville Post, but the name was changed in order to honor the memory of a popular veteran of the community who died of tuberculosis.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14659
Lawrence Lineberger Post Number 67

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Stanley. Also, in 1920 this post was called Cliffside Post located in Cliffside. As of 2011 this post is called Cary Post located in Cary and is still active.

1939-1941
1939-1941

14661
Alfred Sledge Post Number 68

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Badin. As of 2011 this post is called Leland Post located in Leland.

There are no records for this post.
There are no records for this post.

14663
Rowland Post Number 69

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Rowland. Also called Henry Straughan Post in 1920.

1933-1943
1933-1943

14665
C.W. Francy Post Number 70

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920 and was located in Oteen. In 1920 this post was called Azalea Post, located in Oteen. As of 2011 this post is called Asheville Post located in Asheville.

1927-1934
1927-1934
Box: 22  
1938-1943
1938-1943
Bulletin
January 1940-April 1943
Bank Statements
April 1941-July 1942

14670
Leonard Moore Post Number 71

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Clayton. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

November-December 1928
November-December 1928

14672
Aberdeen Post Number 72

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Aberdeen. Previously, in 1920 this post was called Harvey Ledwell located in Randleman. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14674
Richmond County Post Number 73

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Ellerbe. Previously, in 1920 this post was called John C. Miller and was located in Biltmore.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14676
Willis Towery Post Number 74

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Forest City. It was originally called Forest City Post and was renamed to honor Willis E. Towery from Forest City, who was killed in action during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14678
Fred Williams Post Number 75

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Rutherfordton.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 23  
Walter B. Hill Post Number 76

Scope and Content

This Post came into existence on May 4, 1920, and is located in Albemarle. It was named for Walter B. Hill, popular young man of Albemarle, who was killed in France on Armistice Day, 1918. He was in the 81st Division. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14682
Hubert M. Smith Post Number 77

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on January 20, 1920, chartered in 1923, and is located in Hendersonville. It was named for local man Lt. Hubert M. Smith who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active, and has an online website.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14684
Clarence Meadows Post Number 78

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Swansboro. Previously, in 1920 this post was called Granville located in Stovall. As of 2011 this post is still active, and has an online website.

1939-1942
1939-1942

14686
Coleman-Southard Post Number 79

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Reidsville. It was named for two local men, Julius H. Coleman and Percy E. Southard, who were killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14688
Vaughn-Benton Post Number 80

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Madison. Previously it was called Madison in 1920. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1942
1928-1942

14690
John Franklin Post Number 81

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Henrietta. As of 2011 this post is called Liberty Post, located in Liberty, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14694
Butler-Lewis Post Number 83

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Tryon. It was named to honor local man Levi H. Butler who was killed in action in WWI, and unknown Lewis. As of 2011 this post is called Guilford College Post, located in Guilford College, and is still active.

1929-1934
1929-1934

14696
Seth Edward Perry Post Number 84

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the spring of 1920, and is located in Elizabeth City. It was named for Corporal Seth Edward Perry, Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division, who was killed at Bellicourt, France on September 29, 1918. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14698
Caro E. Freeman Post Number 85

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Bryson City.

There are no records for this post.

14700
N. Mecklenburg Post Number 86

Scope and Content

This Post began operations in 1919, and was located in Davidson. It was originally known as the Davidson-Cornelius Post. At the Post, most of its records have been lost. As of 2011 this post is called Cornelius Post, located in Cornelius, and is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14702
Andrew Jackson Post Number 87

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in High Point. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 25  
Monroe Wilson Post Number 88

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Brevard. Previously, it was called Pisgah Post in 1920. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14706
Algernon Sidney Neal Post Number 89

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Yanceyville. Previously, in 1920 this post was called Sanders Post located in Biscoe. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14708
Ernest F. Hart Post Number 90

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the spring of 1922, and is located in Oxford. It was named for Corp. Ernest F. Hart who died in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14710
Vester-Wheless Post Number 91

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Spring Hope. It was originally called Spring Hope Post, and was renamed to honor Nash County men James B. Vester and Robert L. Wheless who died during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1942
1928-1942

14712
Marvin Moore Post Number 92

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Mt. Gilead. It was named for local soldier Marvin C. Moore who died during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1942
1939-1942

14714
Wayne Mendenhall Post Number 93

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Siler City. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14716
Shirley Hill Post Number 94

Scope and Content

This Post applied for its charter on April 20, 1920, and is located in Snow Hill. As of 2011 the post is still active and has an online website.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14718
Mebane Post Number 95

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Mebane. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

Box: 26  
Joe Miller Elkins Post Number 96

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1919, and is located in Murphy. It is named for the first Cherokee County man to die in action in France in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14722
Leslie Stillman Post Number 97

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Andrews. It was named for local man J. Leslie Stillman who was killed in action in WWI.

1933-1943
1933-1943

14724
Dean Parrish Post Number 98

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Sparta. As of 2011, this post is called Halifax Post, located in Halifax, and is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14726
Carteret Post Number 99

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Beaufort. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14728
Driver-Deans Post Number 100

Scope and Content

This Post was organized May 22, 1920, and was located in Middlesex. It was reorganized and renamed Tryon Post Number 100, located in Cherryville. It is also called Cherryville Post, and as of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1930
1928-1930

14730
Tryon Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14732
Tabor City Post Number 101

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Tabor, later Tabor City. As of 2011 this post is called Bear Creek Post, located in Bear Creek, and is still active.

1931-1942
1931-1942

14734
Hertford County Post Number 102

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Winton. As of 2011 this post is called Ahoskie Post, located in Ahoskie, and is still active.

1932-1943
1932-1943

14736
Tar Heel Post Number 103

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Mount Olive. It was later renamed Mount Olive Post Number 103, and as of 2011 is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

Box: 27  
William E. Dillard Post Number 104

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Sylva. It was named for a local man who died in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14740
Jambes Post Number 105

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Louisburg. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14742
Henry Evans Post Number 106

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, as a Division B Post, and was located in New Bern. Previously, in 1921 this post was called Tar River Post located in Greenville, also a Division B Post. As of 2011 this post is called Salisbury Post, located in Salisbury, and is still active.

1928-1941
1928-1941

14744
Joseph C. Price Post Number 107

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, as a Division B Post, and is located in Salisbury. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14746
Macon Post Number 108

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Franklin. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14748
Banner Post Number 109

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and is located in Benson. As of 2011 this post is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14750
Nashville Post Number 110

Scope and Content

This Post was organized July 15, 1920, and is located in Nashville. It was originally named Homer Procter Post, and was also called Norman Wilder post in 1921. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1940
1928-1940

14752
Northampton Post Number 111

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Jackson. It was located in Lasker in 1921. As of 2011 this post is called Rich Square Post, located in Rich Square, and is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14754
George Galloway Post Number 112

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Fairmont. As of 2011 this post is called Rockwell Post, located in Rockwell, and is still active.

May 1929
May 1929

14756
Fry Post Number 113

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1920, and was located in Maiden. It was named for John V. Fry, from Catawba County, who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is called Harmony Post, located in Harmony, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14758
George Gray Post Number 114

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by August 1921, and is located in Elkin. It was named for the first Elkin man killed in action in France. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 28  
Beaver-Pittman Post Number 115

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the fall of 1920, and is located in Kannapolis. It was named in honor of the first two Kannapolis men to fall in action during WWI, Private William H. Beaver, Company D, 118th Infantry, who was killed in Flanders, and Private First Class James W. Pittman, Headquarters Company, 113th F. A., who was killed in the Argonne. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14762
Fuquay Springs Post Number 116

Scope and Content

This Post signed their charter November 3, 1920, and is located in Fuquay Springs, later Fuquay-Varina. As of 2011 this post is still active, and has an online website.

1928-1942
1928-1942

14764
Liberty Post Number 117

Scope and Content

This Post was organized November 1, 1920, and is located in Maxton. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14766
Rockingham Post Number 118

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by August 1921, and was located in Rockingham.

November 1928
November 1928

14768
James Hudnall Post Number 119

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by August 1921, and was located in Leaksville. Also, it was located in Spray in 1921. As of 2011 this post is called Clemmons Post, located in Clemmons, and is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14770
Charles Hannibal Davis Post Number 120

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and was located in Marshall.

1932-1933
1932-1933

14772
Floyd Stanton Post Number 121

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and is located in Marshville. Previously, in 1921 this post was called Francis A. Jones located in Waynesville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1942
1931-1942

14774
Earl Horton Post Number 122

Scope and Content

This Post was organized April 14, 1921, and is located in Burnsville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 29  
Jesse B. Jones Post Number 123

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and is located in Mt. Airy. It was named for local soldier Sgt. Jesse B. Jones, who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active, and has an online website.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14778
Robeson Union Post Number 124

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the spring of 1921, and was located in Pembroke. This Post was inactive from 1923 to 1928, and was reorganized in 1928. In 1975 this number was reassigned to a post in Apex that was originally called Charles Dearen Post Number 145. Also called Apex Post Number 124, it is still active as of 2011 and has an online website.

1928-1942
1928-1942

14780
Wilkes County Post Number 125

Scope and Content

This Post was organized September 22, 1921, and was located North Wilkesboro.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14782
Currie-Bumpas Post Number 126

Scope and Content

This Post was organized June 27, 1921, and was located in Enfield. It was named for Jacob T. Currie and Joseph J. Bumpas, both from Enfield, who were killed in action in WWI. Some time between 1934 and 1941 the post was renamed Perquimans County Post Number 126. As of 2011 this post is located in Hertford and is still active.

1928-1934
1928-1934

14784
Perquimans County Post

1941-1942
1941-1942

14786
Charles R. Gavin Post Number 127

Scope and Content

This Post was organized July 19, 1921, and is located in Warsaw. It was named for a local man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14788
Morris L. Slaughter Post Number 128

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Winston-Salem. It was named for a local man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

Box: 30  
Waycaster-McFee Post Number 129

Scope and Content

This Post was organized October 17, 1920, and was located in Black Mountain. It was named for Burley Waycaster, killed in action, and Jack Williams McFee, who was drowned in the sinking of the S. S. Otranto. This post was reassigned, and as of 2011 it is called Pleasure Island Post, is located in Carolina Beach, and is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14792
Watauga Post Number 130

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1921, and is located in Boone. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14794
Zebulon Post Number 131

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and was located in Zebulon. This post has been reassigned and is called Hamilton Post, located in Hamilton, and is still active.

1928-1940
1928-1940

14796
Pou-Parrish Post Number 132

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and is located in Smithfield. As of 2008 this post was making arrangements to dissolve.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14798
Erwin Post Number 133

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and was located in Erwin. Previously, in 1922 this post was called Stines Allen Robeson Post and was located in Mars Hill. As of 2011 this post is called Newton Grove Post.

1941-1943
1941-1943

14800
Sandhills Post Number 134

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and was located in Southern Pines.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 31  
Bladen Post Number 135

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and was located in Elizabethtown.

1929-1939
1929-1939

14804
Gates County Post Number 136

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1921, and was located in Gatesville. It was also called Perry-Greene Post in 1921.

1933-1942
1933-1942

14806
Columbus County Post Number 137

Scope and Content

This Post was organized January 1, 1922, and is located in Whiteville. Some time between 1934 and 1929 it was renamed Whiteville Post Number 137. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1934
1929-1934

14808
Whiteville Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14810
Lester Blackwell Post Number 138

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1921, and is located in Roxboro. It was named for Robert Lester Blackwell who fought with Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. He was one of two soldiers from North Carolina to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service in WWI. He was killed, and is buried in France. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14812
Klondyke Post Number 139

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and is located in Chadbourn. Previously, in 1922 this post was called La Grange located in La Grange. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14814
Walter Smith Post Number 140

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and was located in Pilot Mountain. As of 2011 this post is called Sandy Ridge Post, located in Sandy Ridge, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14816
Selma Post Number 141

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and is located in Selma. Previously, in 1922 this post was called Charles F. Jordan Post and was located in Cooleemee. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14818
Alexander Post Number 142

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and was located in Taylorsville. As of 2011 this post is called Pilot Mountain Post, located in Pilot Mountain, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14820
Steve Youngdeer Post Number 143

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by September 1922, and is located in Cherokee. It was named for a local man who died from wounds sustained in WWI. Previously, in 1922 this post was called Maysville located in Maysville. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14822
Auten-Stowe Post Number 144

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in March 1922, and is located in Belmont. It was named for William A. Auten, and Charles G. Stowe, both from Belmont, who were killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active and has an online website.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14824
Charles Dearen Post Number 145

Scope and Content

This Post received its charter October 30, 1922, and was located in Apex. It operated under this name until 1952. Until 1967 this post operated under the name Rufus Stewart Post Number 366. In 1975 the name was changed to Apex Post Number 124, located in Apex, and is still active in 2011 with an online website.

1928-1942
1928-1942

Box: 32  
Beacon Post Number 146

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and was located in Swannanoa. Previously, in 1924 this post was called Old Fort Post, located in Old Fort. As of 2011 this post is called Landis Post, located in Landis, and is still active.

1939-1940
1939-1940

14828
Damask Post Number 147

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and was located in Rosemary. It was originally known as the Rosemary-Roanoke Rapids Post, then it was renamed Rockingham-E. Rockingham Post Number 147. As of 2011 this post is called Rockingham Post, located in Rockingham, and is still active.

1928-1934
1928-1934

14830
Rockingham-E. Rockingham Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14832
Cedric Harris Post Number 148

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and is located in Wendell. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14834
Henry P. Dameron Post Number 149

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and was located in Brookford.

There are no records for this post.

14836
Henry Vestal Post Number 150

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before 1924, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Carthage. Previously, in 1924 this post was called A. and T. College Post, and was located in Greensboro.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14838
Farmville Post Number 151

Scope and Content

This Post was organized on August 14, 1923, and is located in Farmville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14840
Johnson-Lineberger Post Number 152

Scope and Content

This Post was organized August 6, 1923, and is located in Mount Holly. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14842
Sam Long Post Number 153

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and was located in Ellenboro.

There are no records for this post.

14844
Valdese Post Number 154

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1924, and was located in Connelly Springs.

There are no records for this post.

14846
Otis D. Green Post Number 155

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1925, and is located in Kings Mountain. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14848
Wallace Post Number 156

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1925, and is located in Wallace. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 33  
Charles T. Norwood Post Number 157

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1925, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Raleigh. It was named for a local man who died from wounds sustained during WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14852
Washington Post Number 158

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before September 1925, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Washington. Some time between 1934 and 1939 it was renamed Cotton Emerson Post Number 158.

1928-1934
1928-1934

14854
Cotton Emerson Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14856
Montgomery Post Number 159

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in the fall of 1924, and is located in Troy. At the Post, the charter and most of the records have been lost. As of 2011 this post was still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14858
Fort Bragg Post Number 160

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter on June 13, 1925, and was located at Fort Bragg. It was originally named Robert Gage Post. As of 2011 this post is called Greenville Post, located in Greenville, and is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14860
Onslow County Post Number 161

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1926, and was located in Jacksonville. As of 2011 this post is called Creedmoor Post, located in Creedmoor, and is still active.

1928-1929
1928-1929

14862
Edward S. Doughty Post Number 162

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1926, and was located in Washington. It was named for a local man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is called Reeds Post, located in Reeds, and is still active.

1927-1928
1927-1928

Box: 34  
John Walton Hassell Post Number 163

Scope and Content

This Post was organized August 26, 1925, and is located in Williamston. It was named for a local man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943
The Martin County Legionnaire,
September 1942-March 1943

14867
James Edward Jethro Post Number 164

Scope and Content

This Post was chartered August 27, 1925, and is located in Plymouth. It was named for a Washington County man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1942
1929-1942

14869
Burgaw Post Number 165

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1926, and is located in Burgaw. Some time between 1930 and 1931 the post was renamed Pender Post and relocated to Rocky Point. As of 2011 this post is in Burgaw and is still active.

January-September 1930
January-September 1930

14871
Pender Post

1931-1934
1931-1934

14873
Hester-Crews Post Number 166

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1927, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Oxford. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1942
1927-1942

14875
James I. Neal Post Number 167

Scope and Content

This Post was organized December 15, 1925, and was located in Grover. It was named for a local soldier who died from wounds sustained in WWI. As of 2011 this post is located in Hampstead and is still active.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14877
Col. Charles Young Post Number 168

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1927, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Charlotte.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14879
Rich Square Post Number 169

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1927, and was located in Rich Square.

There are no records for this post.

14881
Alexander Post Number 170

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in 1926, and is located in Taylorsville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14883
Ashe County Post Number 171

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1927, and was located in Lansing.

1927-1943
1927-1943

Box: 35  
Harold Goodman Post Number 172

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1927, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Concord. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14887
Negro Star Post Number 173

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1927, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Louisburg. As of 2011 this post has been reassigned and is called Rocky Mount Post, located in Rocky Mount, and is still active.

1927-1934
1927-1934

14889
Davie County Post Number 174

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1927, and is located in Mocksville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14891
Weaver McLean Post Number 175

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1929, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Durham. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14893
Bullock-Fisher Post Number 176

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1927, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Henderson. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1927-1943
1927-1943

14895
Bob Roach Post Number 177

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1927, and was located in Hayesville. It was named for local soldier Sgt. Robert N. Roach, who died from wounds sustained in WWI. As of 2011 this post is called Southern Pines Post, located in Southern Pines, and is still active.

1927-1942
1927-1942

14897
Marshall Pittman Post Number 178

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1928, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Rocky Mount.

1928-1930
1928-1930

14899
Rozier-Smith Post Number 179

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1928, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Lumberton. Some time between 1930 and 1939 the post was renamed Dennis Broadnax Post Number 179.

1928-1930
1928-1930

14901
Dennis Broadnax Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14903
Winthrop Ward Post Number 180

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1928, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Weldon. Some time between 1929 and 1939 the post was renamed Glenn Reeve Post Number 180. As of 2011 this post is called Belmont Post, located in Belmont, and is still active.

1928-1929
1928-1929

14905
Glenn Reeve Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14907
Walker-Spruill Post Number 181

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter October 5, 1921, and was located in Littleton. The post was originally named Corp. Richard H. Walker, Jr. Post and was changed to also honor Peter A. Spruill, both men were from Littleton, and were killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is called Laurinburg Post, located in Laurinburg, and is still active.

1928-1934
1928-1934

14909
Scuppernong Post Number 182

Scope and Content

This Post was organized April 4, 1928, and is located in Columbia. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1942
1928-1942

Box: 36  
Maceo T. Alston Post Number 183

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1928, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Greensboro. It was named for a local soldier who died in WWI.

1928-1943
1928-1943

14913
Fremont Post Number 184

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1928, and is located in Fremont. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1942
1928-1942

14915
China Grove Post Number 185

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in May 1928, and is located in China Grove. Some time between 1930 and 1931 the post was renamed Freeze-Leazer Post Number 185. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1928-1930
1928-1930

14917
Freeze-Leazer Post

1931-1943
1931-1943

14919
Clark-Gabriel Post Number 186

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1928, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Hickory.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14921
Wake Forest Post Number 187

Scope and Content

This Post was organized February 19, 1929, and is located in Wake Forest. As of 2011 this post is called Walter E. Cole Post, is still active, and has an online website.

1929-1934
1929-1934

14923
John Young Post Number 188

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1929, and was located in Rural Hall.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14925
Lopp-Hargrave Post Number 189

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1929, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Lexington. Some time between 1930 and 1939 the post was renamed Thomas M. Jackson Post.

1929-1930
1929-1930

14927
Thomas M. Jackson Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

14929
Avery Post Number 190

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1929, and was located in Elk Park.

1929-1943
1929-1943

14931
Sergeant Freeman Post Number 191

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1929, and was located in Bryson City.

1929-1942
1929-1942

14933
Eller-Rogers Post Number 192

Scope and Content

This Post was organized before August 1929, and is located in Robbinsville. It was named for two local men, James A. Eller and Hardie Rogers, who were killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1929-1942
1929-1942

Box: 37  
Wesley R. Ellis Post Number 193

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1929, and was located in Bakersville. As of 2011 this post is called Dunn Post, located in Dunn, and is still active.

1929-1934
1929-1934

14937
Southport Post Number 194

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, and was located in Southport. Some time between 1930 and 1932 the post was renamed Brunswick County Post.

February-April 1930
February-April 1930

14939
Brunswick County Post

1932-1943
1932-1943

14941
John Ratliffe Post Number 195

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Burlington. It was named for a local soldier who died in WWI.

1930-1934
1930-1934

14943
John McClain Post Number 196

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in High Point. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1930-1943
1930-1943

14945
Neal Boone Post Number 197

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, and was located in Walnut Cove.

1930-1943
1930-1943

14947
Lt. Rush Post Number 198

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Gastonia.

1930-1943
1930-1943

14949
James Rudd Post Number 199

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1930, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Reidsville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1930-1943
1930-1943

14951
Dixon-Cahoon Post Number 200

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1931, and was located in Oriental. As of 2011 this post is called Bayboro Post, located in Bayboro, and is still active.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14953
Hemp Post Number 201

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1931, and was located in Hemp.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14955
Melvin Elliott Post Number 202

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1931, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Fayetteville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14957
Weeks Hardesty Post Number 203

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1931, and was located in Newport. As of 2011 this post is called Newport Post, located in Morehead City, and is still active.

1931-1934
1931-1934

14959
Lumber River Post Number 204

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1931, and is located in Fair Bluff. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1942
1931-1942

14961
John Allen Post Number 205

Scope and Content

This Post was organized as a Division B Post for Black veterans, located in Chapel Hill. As of 2011 this post is called Pembroke Post, located in Pembroke, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14963
Rufus Cotton Post Number 206

Scope and Content

This Post was organized as a Division B Post for Black veterans, located in Pittsboro. As of 2011 this post is called High Point Post, located in High Point, and is still active.

There are no records for this post.

14965
Spruce Pine Post Number 207

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1932, and was located in Spruce Pine. Some time between 1934 and 1939 the post was renamed Mineral Post Number 207.

1932-1934
1932-1934

14967
Mineral Post

1939-1943
1939-1943

Box: 38  
Charles McQuirt Post Number 208

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in December 1931, and is located in Waxhaw. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1931-1943
1931-1943

14971
Bladenboro Post Number 209

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1933, and was located in Bladenboro. As of 2011 this post is called Granite Falls Post, located in Granite Falls, and is still active.

1933-1934
1933-1934

14973
Evans and Phelps Post Number 210

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1934, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Yanceyville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1934-1943
1934-1943

14975
Hyde County Post Number 211

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1934, and was located in Swan Quarter. As of 2011 this post is called Englehard Post, located in Englehard, and is still active.

1934-1943
1934-1943

14977
Ward Crowell Post Number 212

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1949, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Monroe. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1942
1939-1942

14979
Hollister Post Number 213

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1939, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Concord. As of 2011 this post is called Southport Post, located in Southport, and is still active.

1939-1941
1939-1941

14981
Cain Post Number 214

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1939, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Maxton. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14983
Bryant Best Post Number 215

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1939, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Goldsboro. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1942
1939-1942

14985
James Hill Post Number 216

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in November 1935, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Faison.

1935-1942
1935-1942

14987
Ernest Morgan Post Number 217

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1939, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Statesville. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1943
1939-1943

14989
James Weldon Johnson Post Number 218

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Lexington.

January 1940
January 1940

14991
Harris Croom Post Number 219

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1939, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Kinston. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1939-1942
1939-1942

14993
General Smith Post Number 220

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in January 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Wadesboro. As of 2011 this post is called Winston-Salem Post, located in Winston-Salem, and is still active.

1940-1943
1940-1943

14995
Steele Creek Post Number 221

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in February 1940, and is located in Charlotte. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1940-1943
1940-1943

14997
Edgar Barnes Post Number 222

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in April 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Greenville.

1940-1943
1940-1943

14999
Linton J. Sutton Post Number 223

Scope and Content

This Post was organized in August 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Elizabeth City. It was named for a local man who was killed in action in WWI. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1940-1943
1940-1943

15001
Monroe Phifer Post Number 224

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Kannapolis.

1940-1942
1940-1942

15003
Bismark Wheelock Post Number 225

Scope and Content

This Post was organized by 1940, and was located in Plymouth.

1940-1941
1940-1941

15005
A. L. Roper Post Number 226

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in December 1940, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Swan Quarter. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1940-1942
1940-1942

15007
Egbert Chesterfield Warters Post Number 227

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in January 1942, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and is located in Warsaw. As of 2011 this post is still active.

1942-1943
1942-1943

15009
Swan Thompson Post Number 228

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in September 1942, as a Division B Post for Black veterans, and was located in Mebane. As of 2011 this post is called Louisburg Post, located in Louisburg, and is still active.

1942-1943
1942-1943

15011
James LeBlanc Post Number 230

Scope and Content

This Post applied for a charter in March 1943, and is located in Springlake. As of 2011 this post is still active.

February-May 1943
February-May 1943

This series has been divided into four sub-series, Bulletins, Forward Observation Post, The Dispatch Rider, and Miscellaneous. The Bulletins were on a variety of topics including membership, policy, and upcoming events. Forward Observation Post was written weekly about Legion activities and events, and submitted to local newspapers. It was established in 1919 and printed in the Raleigh News and Observer, then in 1920 it was also printed every Sunday in the Greensboro Daily News, the Charlotte Observer, the Asheville Citizen, the Winston-Salem Journal and the Wilmington Star. Some newspaper clippings have also been included in this sub-series. The Dispatch Rider was a Department Headquarters publication similar to the Bulletins. Miscellaneous includes some National Headquarters publications, and The Red Cross Bulletin.

Box: 1  
Bulletins
no date, 1922-1935

Box: 2  
Bulletins
1935-1941

15015
Forward Observation Post,
1927-1936

15016
FOP-Correspondence
1927-1933

15017
The Dispatch Rider,
February-April 1924

15018
Miscellaneous

This series is divided into six sub-series, Film, National Publicity Division, Posters, Radio, Safety Campaign, and Speakers Bureau. The American Legion Film Service encouraged local Posts to show films to help increase their membership. The National Publicity Division would produce and distribute posters to the Departments to help get the word out about the American Legion and the benefits of membership to veterans. This was also the goal of various radio programs, and the Speakers Bureau. The records consist of correspondence, and general records related to publicity.

Box: 1  
Film
1928-1945

15020
National Publicity Division
1929-1945

15021
Posters
1928-1938

15022
Radio
1932-1936

15023
Safety Campaign
1936-1937

15024
Speakers Bureau
1927-1943

This series contains two scrapbooks from 1932 that contain photographs, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous memorabilia. These may have been created by or for Thomas W. Bird, former Department Commander from 1921 to 1922. Many of the photographs are not identified.

Item: 1  
January-September 1932
January-September 1932

Item: 2  
March-December 1932
March-December 1932

This series includes the correspondence and general records of seventeen standing committees: Aeronautics, Education of World War Orphans, Emergency Relief, Employment, Fédération Interalliée Des Anciens Combattants (FIDAC), Graves Registration, Marksmanship, National Defense, Poppy Sales, Publications, Safety, Sons of the American Legion, Official Source Records, Trophy and Awards, WAR, War Bond, and WWII Liaison. Some of the records were filed under Various Committees, and this arrangement has been retained. The records consist primarily of correspondence, and general records related to each committee.

Box: 1  
Aeronautics
1944-1945

15028
Education of World War Orphans
1934-1945

15029
Emergency Relief
1937-1938

15030
Employment
1934-1945

15031
Fédération Interalliée Des Anciens Combattants (FIDAC)
February-July 1928

15032
Graves Registration
1934-1943

Box: 2  
Marksmanship
1929-1945

15034
National Defense

1928-1943
1928-1943
Box: 3  
1943-1945
1943-1945

15037
Poppy Sales
1927-1928

15038
Publications
1937-1945

15039
Safety
1937-1943

15040
Sons of the American Legion

1936-1941
1936-1941
Box: 4  
1942-1944
1942-1944
Membership Applications
1940-1944

15044
Source Records, Official
1928-1934

15045
Trophy and Awards

1927-1930
1927-1930
Box: 5  
1931-1942
1931-1942

15048
Various Committees
1925-1941

15049
WAR
1933-1934

15050
War Bond
1944-1945

15051
WWII Liason
1943-1945