The Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Oregon, like all Departments of the GAR, met in an annual convention called an Encampment. At the annual Encampment, officers were elected and other official business was conducted. It was also an opportunity for GAR members to socialize and reminisce on their Civil War experiences.
To learn more about the individual GAR Posts within the Department of Oregon, please see here.
Below are listed the currently researched annual Encampments of the GAR Department of Oregon.
|14th||1895||17-19 Jun||Oregon City|
|17th||1898||17-19 May||The Dalles|
|19th||1900||19-21 Jun||La Grande|
|20th||1901||25-28 Jun||Forest Grove|
|23rd||1904||15-17 Jun||Hood River|
|24th||1905||20-22 Jun||Oregon City|
|25th||1906||18-23 Jun||Grants Pass|
|36th||1917||26-28 Jun||Forest Grove|
|38th||1919||17-19 Jun||The Dalles|
Note: This is not a complete list of the annual encampments of this Department through its entire history. As additional encampments are identified, they will be added.