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"Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington"
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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery sign, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 29, 2016.


Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery ...
The Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery was established in 1882 and is located north of the main Barracks compound.
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Original entrance, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 29, 2016.


Cemeteries ...
  • Hudson Bay Company Cemetery ... (2 locations)
  • St. James Mission Catholic Cemetery ...
  • 1857 Vancouver Barracks Military Cemetery ...
  • 1882 Vancouver Barracks Post Cemeter ...
  • 1882 Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery ...


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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 27, 2019.


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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery



Medal of Honor Recipients ...
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. It is generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress.

Four Medal of Honor recipients are buried at Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • 1875, First Sergeant James Madison Hill,
  • 1896, Major William Wallace McCammon,
  • 1896, First Sergeant Moses Williams,
  • 1899, Private Herman Pfisterer.

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1875 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant James Madison Hill.
Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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1896 Medal of Honor Recipient Major William McCammon.
Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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1896 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant Moses Williams.
Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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1899 Medal of Honor Recipient Private Herman Pfisterer.
Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.


Prisoners of War ...
  • 1945 German Prisoner of War Private (?) Friedrick Leonhardt ...
  • 1945 German Prisoner of War Corporal Jakob Planker ...
  • 1945 Italian Prisioner of War Sergeant Vincenzo Dioguardi ...

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1945 German Prisoner of War Private (?) Friedrick Leonhardt, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

German POW Friedrick Leonhardt died on April 17, 1945 and was interred at the Post Cemetery on April 20, 1945. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]
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1945 German Prisoner of War Corporal Jakob Planker, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

German POW Corporal Jakob Planker committed suicide on August 3, 1945, while at Camp White, Oregon, as he waited repatriation to Germany. Corporal Planker was interred at the Post Cemetery on August 8th. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]
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1945 Italian Prisoner of War Sergeant Vincenzo Dioguardi, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

Italian POW Sergeant Vincenzo Dioguardi died on December 22, 1945 and was interred at the Post Cemetery on December 26th. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]


Memorial Day, May 27, 2019

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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 27, 2019.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 27, 2019.


Memorial Day, May 28, 2018

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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 28, 2018.


Memorial Day, May 30, 2016

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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 29, 2016.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 29, 2016.
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"Unknown", Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 29, 2016.
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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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1875 Medal of Honor Recipient, James Madison Hill.
1875 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant James Madison Hill, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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1896 Medal of Honor Recipient, William McCammon.
1896 Medal of Honor Recipient Major William Wallace McCammon, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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1896 Medal of Honor Recipient, Moses Williams.
1896 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant Moses Williams, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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1899 Medal of Honor Recipient, Herman Pfisterer.
1899 Medal of Honor Recipient Private Herman Pfisterer, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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1945 German Prisoner of War Private (?) Friedrick Leonhardt, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

German POW Friedrick Leonhardt died on April 17, 1945 and was interred at the Post Cemetery on April 20, 1945. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]
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1945 German Prisoner of War Corporal Jakob Planker, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

German POW Corporal Jakob Planker committed suicide on August 3, 1945, while at Camp White, Oregon, as he waited repatriation to Germany. Corporal Planker was interred at the Post Cemetery on August 8th. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]
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1945 Italian Prisoner of War Sergeant Vincenzo Dioguardi, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

Italian POW Sergeant Vincenzo Dioguardi died on December 22, 1945 and was interred at the Post Cemetery on December 26th. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016]
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Native American Rolla, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

Rolla is listed as a "Indian Infant Boy" civilian who died on August 10, 1860 and was interred on August 11, 1860. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Presumably he was first interred at the 1857 Post Cemetery before being re-interred at the 1882 Post Cemetery.
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Private Michael O'Leary, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

Private Michael O'Leary passed away February 8, 1859. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Presumably Private O'Leary was interred at the 1857 Post Cemetery before being re-interred at the 1882 Post Cemetery.
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Civilian W.F. Grate, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

W.F. Grate's headstone says he is a civilian. The Vancouver Barracks Military Association's database lists him as "unknown". W.F. Grate died on July 11, 1858 and was interred at the Post Cemetery on July 12, 1858. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Presumably he was first interred at the 1857 Post Cemetery before being re-interred at the 1882 Post Cemetery.
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Civilian Daniel Ross, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.

Daniel Ross was a civilian who was born in 1826 and died on July 12, 1861. He was interred at the Post Cemetery on July 13, 1861. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Presumably he was first interred at the 1857 Post Cemetery before being re-interred at the 1882 Post Cemetery.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 4, 1805 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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