1200 East Howe St.
Seattle, King County, WA 98102
In about 1895, five Grand Army Posts in Seattle established this cemetery for the Civil War heroes of 1861-65. In 1922, Seattle city council turned the care and maintenance of the cemetery over to Seattle Parks Department. The volunteer group Friends of the GAR have been active in caring for the cemetery. The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is located in the north of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. 526 graves and a monument memorialize veterans of the Civil War. A small green space lies adjacent to the memorial site.
There are over 650 Union veterans buried in the Seattle, G.A.R. Cemetery. In early 2020, an Island County, WA teacher expressed interest in beginning a long-term project in which middle school students would create birth - to - death biographical profiles on those vets.
In this vein, a number of veterans were chosen to become the initial focus of this exercise. The Covid 19 medical pandemic, however, has resulted in this project being placed on hold. It is hoped that at some point in the future, students, or others will be able to complete biographies on some or all of these veterans.
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