Posts in this state were organized into the GAR Department of Oregon.

A Department was formed in the early 1870's, but it remained in existence only a short time. Records of the Department of California indicate that the Department of Oregon had formed by January 1869. Posts 19 (Camp Logan) and 22 (Portland) were transferred to Oregon by July 1869. Provisional Department of Oregon organized May 1881. Permanent Department organized 28 September 1882. The original Posts were chartered under the Department of California.

Upon the death of Commander-in-Chief Theodore A. Penland, the last GAR member in Oregon on September 13, 1950, the GAR Department of Oregon ceased to exist.

The Department of Oregon met in annual encampments beginning in 1882.  They are listed here.

The Department of Oregon hosted the 52nd Annual National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Portland from August 18 to 24, 1918.

You can use our site search feature (the magnifying glass at top right of the website) to search our entire website for names and locations.  To see additional information from the SUVCW GAR Records Project website for Oregon, click here.


State of Oregon


Baker County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
20Joe HookerBaker City
66Phil KearneyRichland


Benton County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
19EllsworthCorvallis


Clackamas County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
2MeadeOregon City
24MeadeOregon City
26Gen. LyonSandy
52FremontMolalla
78Gen. John Gibbon
Oregon City


Clatsop County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
14CushingAstoria


Columbia County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
21HancockRainier
25ShepardstownClatskanie
70John BucherVernonia


Coos County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
8BakerNorth Bend
27Gen. Lytle / CoquilleCoquille
30Pvt. C. E. LeelandEmpire City
50Robert GettyMyrtle Point
53Col. JewellMyrtle Point
56BandonBandon


Crook County

No known posts


Curry County

No known posts


Deschutes County

No known posts


Douglas County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
17A. J. SmithDrain
28G. G. SykesElkton
29RenoRoseburg
63Cpl. Jim PikeDrain
65A. G. EllettYoncalla
76GrahamCanyonville


Gilliam County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
40ArlingtonArlington


Grant County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
19Post No. 19Camp Logan
34Gen. HancockJohn Day


Harney County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
48HarneyBurns


Hood River County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
16CanbyHood River


Jackson County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
23BurnsideAshland
47Chester A. ArthurMedford
67W. H. HarrisonCentral Point
71James LuttrellGold Hill


Jefferson County

No known posts


Josephine County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
39Gen. LoganGrants Pass


Klamath County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
36Robert AndersonLinkville (Klamath Falls)
46F. B. SpragueKlamath Falls


Lake County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
43FarnsworthLakeview


Lane County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
7J. W. GearyEugene
13OrdCottage Grove
15OrdCottage Grove
34AppomattoxCottage Grove
40J. W. GearyEugene
48IukaSpringfield
58Gen. LyonFlorence
61Andrew G. CurtinThurston
62Rutherford B. HayesJunction City


Lincoln County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
24George Washington (original) / Phil Sheridan (as of 1888)Newport
26Gen. LyonToledo
68Abe LincolnToledo


Linn County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
5McPhersonAlbany
30McPhersonAlbany
42John F. MillerLebanon
49W. G. VeazeyBrownsville


Malheur County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
21Alvin P. HoveyOntario


Marion County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
10SedgwickSalem
11George H. ThomasSilverton
16LyonStayton
37S. A. HunterMehama
51I. I. StevensWoodburnPost details
59Gen. RuskHubbard


Morrow County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
31RawlinsHeppner
38RawlinsLexington


Multnomah County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
1Baker (later Baker-Canby)Portland
1Gen. George WrightPortland
3Garfield (later Lincoln - Garfield)Portland
4CanbyPortland
4LincolnPortland
12(Charles) SumnerEast Portland
22Post No. 22Portland
22Gen. CompsonSt. Johns (Portland)
25Phil KearneyAlbina
26A. J. SmithPortland
28Reynolds / GarfieldPortland
31StonemanPortland
38Reuben WilsonLents (Portland)
41Pvt. Marion A. RossGresham
43Gordon GrangerPortland
44FarragutLatourell Falls
45McKinleyMontavilla (Portland)
57Ben. F. ButlerPortland
78William P. DickinsonPortland


Polk County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
17U. S. GrantDallas
22ShilohIndependence
46GilliamDallas
64Gen. GibsonIndependence


Sherman County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
4W. T. ShermanWasco / Moro


Tillamook County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
35CorinthTillamook


Umatilla County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
28Kit CarsonPendleton
33GettysburgAthena / Helix
45Gen. NegleyWeston
60Stone RiverMilton-Freewater


Union County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
18PrestonUnion
31MortonLa Grande
36O. P. MortonLa Grande
44Nathan BakerElgin


Wallowa County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
15John F. ReynoldsEnterprise
73Cpt. H. StanleyFlora


Wasco County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
21G. K. WarrenThe Dalles
32James W. NesmithThe Dalles


Washington County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
6James B. MatthewsForest Grove
13CanbyHillsboro
30F. J. BabcockBeaverton
39James B. MatthewsForest Grove
69Gen. RansomHillsboro


Wheeler County

No known posts


Yamhill County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
9CusterMcMinnville
26DonelsonSheridan
38KilpatrickNewberg
54McCookLafayette
55DonelsonSheridan
75UptonDayton
77ShilohNewberg



Post 78 is the highest numbered identified Post in the Department of Oregon.  No Posts numbered 72 or 74 are known.


Map of Historical GAR Posts in Oregon