The Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 490 was located in Bloomingdale from 1884 to 1908.

The Essex County Republican, June 2, 1944

GAR Post No. 490

The GAR Post at Bloomingdale was named the "Lennon Post" in honor of Captain Martin Lennon who enlisted at Keesville in 1861. Lennon became Capt. in 1862 of Co. I. 77th Regt., N. Y. Vols. During the skirmishes at Cedar Creek, Va., Lennon was seriously wounded on Oct. 19, and died twelve days later.

The Post was chartered on June 16, 1884 and at the beginning of the 20th century, meetings were held in Crystal Spring House Hall.

Commander SVC
1884 Jas. H. Pierce
1885 (not known)
1886 J. H. Pierce W. Flanders
1887-8 (not known)
1889 Hiram J. Hathaway Wm. H. Emmons
1890-1 J. H. Pierce F. C. Brown
1892 " Fitch C. Brown
1893 " Wm. Plumbley
1894 " John Carr
1895 " Fitch C. Brown
1896-8 " Jacob Hayes
1899 W. H. Emmons Erion Jaquish
1900 J. H. Pierce D. Jaquish
1901-4 " not known
1905-6 " I. Jaquish
1907 (not known)
1908 J. H. Pierce S. A. Bird

It was in this year that the Post was disbanded and the charter given to the Dept. of N. Y.