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Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
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ABOUT THE PARK
The GAR cemetery is located in the north of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. 526 graves and a monument memorialize veterans of the Civil War. A small green space lies adjacent to the memorial site.
In about 1895, five Grand Army Posts in Seattle established this cemetery for the Civil War heroes of 1861-65. In 1922, city council turn the care and maintenance of the cemetery over the the Parks Department. Recently, the volunteer group Friends of the GAR have been active in caring for the cemetery.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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