Posts in these two states were organized into a single GAR Department of Washington and Alaska.

A provisional Department of Washington Territory was organized on 10 July 1878. The permanent Department of Washington Territory was organized on 20 June 1883 with 7 Posts. The name was changed to Department of Washington and Alaska by General Order No. 11, issued by Commander-in-Chief William Warner on 13 August 1889.

Upon the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Hiram R. Gale, the last Union Civil War Veteran in Washington on March 15, 1951 the GAR Department of Washington and Alaska ceased to exist.

The Department of Washington and Alaska met in annual encampments beginning in 1883.  They are listed here.

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 Washington, click here, and for Alaska click here.


State of Alaska

Borough of Juneau


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
36W. H. SewardJuneauPost details 


State of Washington


Adams County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
46William B. HazenRitzville


Asotin County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
37J. J. LewisAsotin
102Gen. John M. PalmerClarkston


Benton County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
114Maj. JohnsonProsser
125S. G. CosgroveKennewick


Chelan County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
94N. B. PageMission (Cashmere)
104HarrisonChelan
105Daniel McCookWenatchee


Clallam County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
48PacificPort Angeles
124VeteranSequim


Clark County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
2EllsworthVancouver
16John H. HensleeLa Center
30O. M. MitchellLaCamas (Camas)
115Lew WallaceOrchards


Columbia County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
3Alfred SullyDaytonPost details


Cowlitz County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
12McPhersonKalama
49Kit CarsonKelso
77G. R. PyleCastle Rock
83Gen. SaundersKelso
113C. S. HamiltonKelso
122KilpatrickWoodland


Douglas County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
45H. A. MilesWaterville


Ferry County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
109Cpt. Belden SpencerRepublic


Franklin County

No known posts


Garfield County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
22McDowellPomeroy


Grant County

No known posts


Grays Harbor County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
13James A. GarfieldMontesano
43W. S. HancockCosmopolis
52WashingtonHoquiam
63Gen. George CrookAberdeen
81WorthingtonElma


Island County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
92D. ChaplainCoupeville


Jefferson County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
15FarragutPort Townsend
78Cpt. E. NicholsQuilcene


King County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
1StevensSeattlePost details
26U. S. GrantSeattle
31John F. MillerSeattle
51Gen. GroverSlaughter (Auburn)
56Lt. CushingBallard
57H. G. SicklesVashon
76Col. Hiram BurnhamKent
79Gen. HoveySnoqualmie
96Gen. EwingNorth Bend
103James A. SextonSeattle
108John BothellBothell
112Green LakeSeattle


Kitsap County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
84Commodore FooteSidney (Port Orchard)
110Navy YardBremerton
116U. S. GrantBremerton
118Schofield-HaydenPort Orchard (Retsil)
126SchofieldPort Orchard (Retsil), Washington Veterans Home


Kittitas County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
11Ellensburg / James A. Parsons / David FordEllensburg


Klickitat County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
20BakerGoldendale
117J. R. WarnerWhite Salmon


Lewis County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
7Phil KearneyToledoPost details
25Joe HookerChehalis
50Centralia / T. P. PriceCentralia
55T. T. MinorWinlock
66Admiral PorterMossyrock
82U.S. Grant / T. P. PriceCentralia


Lincoln County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
14Philo BuckmanSprague
39R. L. McCookWilbur / Sherman
60C. W. H. BentleyReardan
93Gen. RuskDavenport


Mason County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
85Gen. KilpatrickAllyn
90Col. E. E. CrossShelton


Okanogan County

No known posts


Pacific County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
27CanbyIlwaco
69J. C. FremontSouth Bend


Pend Oreille County

No known posts


Pierce County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
6CusterTacomaPost details
17Luther C. LaddPuyallupPost details
44Phil H. SheridanTacoma
54C. M. Reed / OrtingOrting
71J. A. ReynoldsBuckley
73EverettSumner
80H. R. LoomisGig Harbor
87J. A. WinslowTacoma
91U. S. GrantOrting
99Henry W. LawtonOrting
118J. R. HaydenOrting


San Juan County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
74Silas CaseyFriday Harbor


Skagit County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
18LarrabeeLa Conner
35D. A. RussellMount Vernon
68General EmoryAnacortes
97W. T. ShermanSedro-Woolley


Skamania County

No known posts


Snohomish County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
10O. P. MortonSnohomish
86E. M. StantonHaller City (Arlington)
89John BufordEverett
107William HallGranite Falls
123Lucius DayMonroe


Spokane County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
8SedgwickSpokane
21Thomas DruryFort Spokane
23Gen. George WrightCheney
38Frank P. BlairSpangle
41J. B. WymanRockford
47Gen. J. L. RenoSpokanePost details
65W. T. ShermanMedical Lake
100SpeagleMead
106William McKinleyDeer Park
127Nathan P. GreggHillyardPost details


Stevens County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
64WallaceSpringdale
70UnionChewelah
75E. J. HoughtonKettle Falls
98Gen. John M. CorseColville
101J. A. MowerBossburg
119W. F. CloudRice


Thurston County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
5George H. ThomasOlympiaPost details


Wahkiakum County

No known posts


Walla Walla County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
4Abraham LincolnWalla Walla
28Gen. WarrenWalla Walla
33E. M. BakerFort Walla Walla
40BurnsideWaitsburg
111BurnsideWaitsburg


Whatcom County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
24J. B. SteadmanBellingham
32ReynoldsBlaine
42LynchLynden
58C. M. KelloggFerndale
59C. R. AppersonFairhaven
67B. F. StevensonSumas
95L. P. PlummerNew Whatcom (Bellingham)
120Gen. ShafterEverson


Whitman County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
16John A. LoganGarfield
19Nathaniel LyonColfax
29Maj. AndersonPalouse
34LindsayRosalia / Pine City
53WhitmanPullman
61James J. AndrewsOakesdale
62Gen. MilroyLatah / TekoaPost details
88Gen. Fred LanderFarmington


Yakima County


Post #Post NameLocationAdditional Information
9MeadeYakima
72A. J. SmithYakima
128E. W. SagerGrandview
129WebberSunnyside


Post 129 is the highest numbered identified Post in the Department of Washington and Alaska.  No Post numbered 121 is known.


Map of Historical GAR Posts in Washington


Map of Historical GAR Posts in Alaska