Apparently this guy confused "Grand Army" with "grand wizard."
Good job keeping him honest with a friendly manner, Dave.
-- Tom Fine
PS -- GAR trivia. Fred Fennell's ancestors, either grandfather or great-uncle(s) were GAR members,
and held an "encampment" at or near the family's Ohio home. I have some old photos that Fred sent
when he found out I was very interested in Civil War history. I'm sure the GAR connection was what
got Fred so fascinated with the band music of the time, which led to the 2-volume Mercury "The Civil
War" albums (in frequent enough rotation on cheapo "record players" during my childhood to wear out
my first two copies), which led to the weaponry sounds used in the Ken Burns documentary, which was
just rebroadcast on the PBS station here (with very distorted sound from WNET via Comcast HD).
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:33 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Policing the Vintage Record State
> [[Name of dealer withheld]],
> Took note of your listing below. Very nice record, and I haven't seen this
> particular one before, though I have seen other JW Hanks. I am a
> discographer interested in the Rodeheaver Company's output. I developed an
> inventory for the Winona History Center on an ARSC grant, and published the
> findings through the ARSC Journal in 2008.
> Say, do you know what the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) was? It was an
> organization made up of Union Army veterans and their sons. Mr. Hank
> belonged to the GAR and, or course, fought on the side of Civil War that
> opposed the side that brought forth the Ku Klux Klan. So your claim here
> that this disc is a "possible KKK item" is in error; the disc is rare and
> of interest on its own terms, but it is no way, not in a million years, a
> "possible Klan item."
> best to you,
> David N. "Uncle Dave" Lewis
> Hamilton, OH
> [[original listing]]
> J W Hank ~ Rodeheaver Special Record 78
> Price: $99.99
> The Veterans Last Song
> The Little Brown Button
> Disc Is Excellent
> Labels Are Excellent
> National Chorister Grand Army Republic Jackson Ohio [possible KKK record]
> We provide label specific sleeves if possible.
> All 78 rpm are given extra care in packaging and are graded according to
> Goldmine Standards.
> In Stock: 1