Along with Isaac’s journals were personal papers and documents that he saved because they were important to him. Isaac served as Grand Army of the Republic Post Commander, Ed Hamlin Post #112, Wellman, Iowa, at different periods of time. The Post would send representatives to Encampments held in different parts of the state of Iowa. Typical of an encampment, the 1900 G.A.R. Encampment schedule and activities, was held over three days. Activities included speeches, meetings, a parade and special outings all designed to honor the Civil War soldiers and help them renew old friendships.
On December 18, 1902 at a meeting of the Ed Hamlin Post, delegates and alternates were selected to represent the Post at the 1903 Department Encampment. A copy of the document that records this selection follows
 See Iowa in the Civil War, http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/other/gar/times-1900c.htm, for a full description.