Lincoln County Genealogical Society Hidden History of Civil War Oregon

The Lincoln County Genealogical Society (Oregon) would like to invite you to a zoom presentation provided by Randol Fletcher on the “Hidden History of Civil War Oregon” on 4 February 2023 (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. 

In order to receive a timely reminder notice/zoom instructions about this meeting, please send your name and email address to:
Thank you for your interest.
Sincerely,Lincoln County Genealogical Society

Seattle At Gettysburg Free Online Presentation

“Seattle At Gettysburg” Free online presentation hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable | Facebook


“Seattle At Gettysburg” Free online presentation hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Event by Civil War Seattle

Civil War Seattle presents “Seattle at Gettysburg,” a presentation that will tell the captivating story of the cross-country journey of Washington State’s delegation of veteran survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg to the 1913 50th anniversary reunion. This event is hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable and is free and open to all to watch online via Zoom. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 pm pacific and will be followed with some time for viewers questions. Hope you’ll join us! Zoom link is below:

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Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Meeting


From Don Jameson Camp Commander of the Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans

of the Civil War.  

Our open to the public meeting will be Jan 28, 2023 at 12:30 at VFW Post 1435  at  212   S. David St.   Spokane Valley. Program speaker at 1:00 pm is Rudy Lopez director of the E. Washington Veterans Cemetery on interments, eligibility and research process. Some human interest stories will be shared. Also John Davis on how numerous CW veterans, became family related with in their units. Other business after the program.   Fuller details at under events of FWW Camp 3.

You may post this or share to your members, and we would appreciate it.  Thank you in Fraternity, Charity and loyalty, Don Jameson

Questions cell 509 945 0549.

Black Tacoma Civil War Veteran Honored After 100 Years

David Franklin, Tacoma’s only Black naval Civil War veteran, was honored recently with the recognition he earned and deserved — a marble headstone and ceremony honoring his service at the Oakwood Hill Cemetery in Tacoma. Read about the tenacious historian who made that happen.

If you have a genealogy- or local history-related story that you’d like to share with almost 1,000 readers, send it to We love to share local stories.

Civil War Cemetery Walking Tour

Richard Heisler, local historian dedicated to documenting Seattle’s Civil War Legacy, will be giving a free walking tour of Capitol Hill’s Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. The tour will include brief histories of the cemetery, the Grand Army of the Republic, and some of the cemetery’s internees. Heisler will also explore different topics not previously covered during his last tour back in August. Estimated length is 60 to 90 minutes followed by Q&A.You can find out more about Heisler’s project on his

Or you can follow his work on Facebook:
We look forward to seeing you there!

Civil War Soldier Deserved a Headstone

While I was up at our cabin for Labor Day weekend, I missed this story until I caught up with the newspapers. 

At 24, in the Civil War, he was saving the Union. Buried in Seattle, he deserved a headstone:
I’ve corresponded with Richard Heisler about the Civil War soldier buried in a grave less than a mile from that same cabin where I was this weekend [1]. His project [2] is a noble one!
If you have ancestors who served in any of the US military who do not have a stone, we have folks here who can help you get started with the process to get them suitably honored, no matter where they are buried. Just ask.


Civil War Veterans Buried in Washington State

Bruce Smith and Karyn Zielasko Weingarden are the originators of the website which they hope and expect to become the “One-Stop-Shopping” for those researching a Civil War veteran who came to the Pacific Northwest and died and is buried in Washington state.

Did you know about this website? Ever looked at it? Suggest you do so!

Their goal with this project is to have, in one place, a complete listing of all Civil War vets resting in Washington soil along with a bit of a biography on him. These bios are gleaned from official records or submitted by researchers.

So what does this mean for you? Do you have a Civil War veteran ancestor buried here? Is he documented on Bruce and Karyn’s website? Would you like to submit your information to the website?

Directions on how to submit your info is on the website but bottom line, send an email to Bruce at

And do stay tuned for more information and updates!