The Canby Post of the GAR held its encampment in Independence, Oregon in 1896. This picture presumably includes the contingent of Hood River Civil War veterans who made the trip, though I only recognize Edward Calkins who lost his left leg in battle.
The Hood River Glacier reported the delegation was seeking to bring the next encampment back to Wasco County, but I don't believe they were successful in that endeavor until 1904.
Yes, this would the group attending the state encampment of that year. Here is another classic example of not having names on photos of historical value. May we all learn a lesson and put names and information on our own. Who knows what will be of historical importance in the future. I also notice that some wives tagged along....
There were more than one GAR post in Oregon named in honor of Canby. For those who might not know, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, was a native of Kentucky born in1817. Served in the northern army during the Civil War. He then served in the military on the Pacific Coast. He was killed by Captain Jack of the Modoc tribe of northern California and southern Oregon area. Captain Jack and his partners in the killing were eventually rounded up and hanged. Canby's body was taken to Indianapolis for burial.
Charlott on 18th May 2017 @ 7:24am
How do you suppose they traveled to Independence in 1896? Train? I don't know how far up the Willamette you could travel by passenger boat.
Wish I knew some of the names. There were several Klickitat County residents who were members of the GAR.
L.E. on 18th May 2017 @ 7:35am
I think this would have been an easy rail trip in 1896.
Arthur on 18th May 2017 @ 1:40pm