Francis Gerhard Died November 4, 1893. Co L 4 Regt U.S. Art'y. (Convict in Prison) G.A.R controversy of the times

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Francis Gerhard died November 4, 1893. He is a veteran of Co L 4 Regt U.S. Art'y; however I do not see this category on wikitree? Need help with which war he participated in; was it the civil war? Also need help with his Geneaology. Any help is appreciated

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Controversy of burying

Francis Gerhard convict

Convict buried with honors

Grand Army Men Angry

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Source: "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NH7H-R3R : 24 March 2016), Francis Gerhard, 1866.  Image: https://www.fold3.com/document.php?doc=25684315&xid=215&p=ma

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index
: Francis Gerard
: Pension Filed 20 Feb 1866 Class Invalid
: Company L 4th US Art

Source: "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDYL-CRM : 13 March 2018), Francis Gerhard, 1866.
United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934  Image https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TYB-4R5?i=3686&cc=1919699&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AKDYL-CRM
: Francis Gerard
: Service L 4 US Art
: Beneficiary Katherine Gerard Widow
: Filed Feb.  20, 1866 Class Invalid
: Filed Feb, 9, 1894 Class Widow

Source: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFZ9-HHQ : 19 August 2017), Francis Gerard, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district ED 102, sheet 391B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,108.
United States Census, 1880 Groton, New London, Connecticut
: Francis Gerard       Self       Male     45  Germany
: Catherin Gerard    Wife     Female 33  Germany
: Francis Gerard       Other  Male      14 New York, United States
: Lilley Gerard          Dau      Female   7 Connecticut, United States
: Clarra Gerard        Dau      Female   0  Connecticut, United States
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