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John A. Andrew Post 15, Dept. of Mass., and Geo. G. Meade Post 38, Dept. of N. Y., Grand Army of the Republic, commemorate Memorial Day on Boston Common in 1886.

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That must be the same John A Andrew that the street in JP is named after, right???

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Yes. Governor of MA during the Civil War, and a strong supporter of the Union effort. Andrew got reluctant Yankees to sign on and enlist and serve as officers in the Union army.

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