The Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Washington and Alaska, 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 Washington and Alaska, please see here.
Below are listed the currently researched annual Encampments of the GAR Department of Washington and Alaska.
|4th||1886||21-22 Apr||Walla Walla|
|7th||1889||24-26 Apr||Spokane Falls|
|8th||1890||30 Apr - 1 May||Ellensburg|
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.