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Category Archives: Civil War
Guest article from the Emerging Civil War blog: the story of how the unmarked grave of a Civil War veteran was discovered and honored in Seattle.
This guest article by Richard Heisler of the Civil War Seattle project is reposted from the Emerging Civil War blog of June 29, 2021. A letter received in Seattle in 1863, telling of actions during the Civil War, was reprinted … Continue reading
Although Washington State did not send troops to the Civil War (1861-1865), after the war veterans from all over the USA chose to come to the Pacific Northwest to start new lives. Cemeteries all around the Seattle area contain graves … Continue reading
The Civil War of the United States was fought from 1861 to 1865 and yet, 160 years later, we are still fighting issues of the unity and principles of what it means to be an American. Throughout their lifetimes, veterans … Continue reading
In Seattle in the 1870s it was still possible to obtain land in a homestead claim. Some who came to Seattle were young adventure-seekers, but many who came seeking land were older men who were trying to make a fresh … Continue reading