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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery sign, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 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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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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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.
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Original entrance, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 30, 2016.


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Memorial Day, May 31, 2016

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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.


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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James Madison Hill.
1875 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant James Madison Hill, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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William McCammon.
1896 Medal of Honor Recipient Major William Wallace McCammon, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Moses Williams.
1896 Medal of Honor Recipient First Sergeant Moses Williams, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Herman Pfisterer.
1899 Medal of Honor Recipient Private Herman Pfisterer, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.


Prisoners of War ...
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1945 German Prisoner of War Private (?) Friedrick Leonhardt, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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 ...
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Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Private Michael O'Leary, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 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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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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"Unknown", Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.
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Native American Rolla, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 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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Civilian W.F. Grate, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 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 31, 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.
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Sergeant Thomas J. Laws, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.

Sergeant Thomas J. Laws was born in 1869 and died in the Philippines on January 7, 1900. He was brought back to the United States and interred at the Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery on March 16, 1900. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Sergeant Laws headstone reads: "Thomas J. Laws, Born July 31, 1869, Killed in battle at Imus P.I., June 13, 1899".
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Lieutenant Stephen Watson, Memorial Day, Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 31, 2016.

Born in 1928, Lieutenant Stephen Watson died on May 18, 1864 and was interred at the Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery on May 19, 1864. [Source: Vancouver Barracks Military Association website, 2016] ... Lieutenant Watson's headstone reads: "Lieut. Stephen Watson, 1st Oregon Cavalry, Born in St. Stephens N.B., May 15, 1828, Killed in battle with the Snake Indians near Crooked River Oregon, May 18, 1864."


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 4, 1805 ...
A cloudy cool morning wind from the West we Set out at 1/2 past 8 oClock [from their camp on the north side of Government Island, approximately across from Fisher's Landing], one man Shannon Set out early to walk on the Island [Government Island] to kill Something, he joined us at the lower point with a Buck. This island is 6 miles long and near 3 miles wide thinly timbered     (Tide rose last night 18 inches perpndicular at Camp) near the lower point of this diamond Island [Government Island] is The head of a large Island Seperated from a Small one by a narrow chanel [Lewis and Clark show two large islands on their maps, both in today's Government Island area], and both Situated nearest the Lard Side, those Islands [even today the Government Island reach is a complex of many islands] as also the bottoms are thickly Covered with Pine &c. river wide, Country low on both Sides; [since 1983 the Interstate 205 bridge crosses Government Island connecting Oregon to Washington]     on the Main Lard Shore a Short distance below the last Island we landed at a village of 25 Houses: [near Portland International Airport]; ...     This village contains about 200 men of the Skil-loot nation ...

at 7 miles below this village passed the upper point of a large Island [Hayden Island] nearest the Lard Side, a Small Prarie [Jolie Prairie, today the location of Fort Vancouver and Pearson Airpark. Lewis and Clark camp on this prairie on their return] in which there is a pond [one of the many ponds which use to dot this area] opposit on the Stard. here I landed and walked on Shore, about 3 miles a fine open Prarie for about 1 mile, back of which the countrey rises gradually and wood land comencies Such as white oake, pine of different kinds, wild crabs with the taste and flavour of the common crab and Several Species of undergroth of which I am not acquainted, a few Cottonwood trees & the Ash of this countrey grow Scattered on the river bank, ...     joined Capt. Lewis at a place he had landed with the party for Diner. ...

dureing the time we were at dinner those fellows Stold my pipe Tomahawk which They were Smoking with [Tomahawk pipe, thus giving rise to the name Tomahawk Island] ...    we proceeded on

[The men have passed through the area which, 20 years later, Dr. John McLoughlin would choose for a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company, later to become Fort Vancouver and eventually the city of Vancouver, Washington.]

met a large & a Small Canoe from below, with 12 men the large Canoe was ornimented with Images carved in wood the figures of <man &> a Bear in front & a man in Stern, Painted & fixed verry netely on the <bow & Stern> of the Canoe, rising to near the hight of a man [Lewis and Clark then named Hayden Island "Image Canoe Island"]     two Indians verry finely Dressed & with hats on was in this canoe passed the lower point of the Island [Hayden Island] which is nine miles in length haveing passed 2 Islands on the Stard Side of this large Island [the location of Vancouver Landing and since 1917 the Interstate 5 Bridge connecting Oregon to Washington State], three Small Islands at its lower point [The downstream end of Hayden Island was at one time composed of small islands. One of these, Pearcy Island, would become today's Kelley Point.]. the Indians make Signs that a village is Situated back of those Islands on the Lard. Side and I believe that a Chanel is Still on the Lrd. Side [it wasn't until Lewis and Clark's return trip they would discover the mouth of the Willamette River] as a Canoe passed in between the Small Islands, and made Signs that way, probably to traffick with Some of the nativs liveing on another Chanel, at 3 miles lower [Sauvie Island is located at this stretch, but it is not until the return that Lewis and Clark recognize it as a separate island], and 12 Leagues below quick Sand river [Sandy River] passed a village of four large houses on The Lard. Side [on Sauvie Island], near which we had a full view of Mt. Helien [Mount St. Helens, Washington] which is perhaps the highest pinical in America from their base it bears N. 25 E about 90 miles- This is the mountain I Saw from the Muscle Shell rapid [Umatilla Rapids, Captain Clark actually saw Mount Adams] on the 19th of October last Covered with Snow, it rises Something in the form of a Sugar lofe- about a mile lower passed a Single house on the Lard. Side, and one on the Stard. Side, passed a village on each Side and Camped near a house on the Stard. Side [Post Office Lake vicinity, today within the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge] we proceeded on untill one hour after dark with a view to get clear of the nativs who was constantly about us, and troublesom, finding that we could not get Shut of those people for one night, we landed and Encamped on the Stard. Side ...

This evening we Saw vines much resembling the raspberry which is verry thick in the bottoms. A range of high hills at about 5 miles on the Lard Side [Portland's West Hills'] which runs S. E. & N W. Covered with tall timber the bottoms below in this range of hills and the river is rich and leavel, Saw White geese with a part of their wings black. The river here is 1 miles wide, and current jentle. opposite to our camp on a Small Sandy Island [one of the small sandy islands prevelent in this stretch of the Columbia. Today the Willow Bar Islands on the east side of Sauvie Island lie across from Post Office Lake.] the brant & geese make Such a noise that it will be impossible for me to Sleap. we made 29 miles to day





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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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