Civil War Veterans and Widows Buried in Washington State

This is a very large, ongoing project. The research of Round Table members Jim and Loretta Dimond started in 1994. They have personally visited and photo-documented many Pacific Northwest cemeteries, and cataloged others through primary sources. Among the sources used are:

  • NARA Microfilm Publication T288, Name Index to Pensions
  • NARA Microfilm Publication T289, Organizational Index to Pensions
  • NARA Microfilm Publication M850, Pay Cards of Veterans After 1907
  • NARA Microfilm Publication M1845, Headstones for Union Veterans 1873 – 1904
  • Washington State Death Certificates, Washington State Archives (coming in 2021!)
  • BIRLS Index to Deaths, Veterans Administration
  • United States Census enumerations for 1890, 1910, and 1930
  • NARA Microfilm Publication M1916, War Department Markers Before 1972
  • NARA Series W22 Grave Marker Requisitions 1905 – 1921, manuscripts in Washington DC
  • Records of the Washington State Soldiers Home at Orting, Washington State Archives
  • Records of the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington State Archives
  • Ledger books for the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
  • Newspaper obituaries

Key to symbols

  • Last name, first names as known
  • Cemetery of burial with city, county, and state
  • Military information: state abbreviations; INF = Infantry, CAV = Cavalry, HART = Heavy Artillery, LART = Light Artillery, RNG = Rangers, SSH = Sharpshooters, REG = Regulars, either Army or Navy, VOL = Volunteers of various types; [V] = service has been verified as honorable through pension documents or enlistment records, or found not to exist; [NQ] = service not qualifying for gratuitous Federal benefits including grave markers; [VD] = service information has been verified and has proved to be other than honorable; [NV] = service cannot be proved to be Civil War era service; multiple periods of service may be shown
  • Last Veteran Situs: FIPS state and county code, 53 is Washington, see below for counties; date of death is shown in YYYYMMDD format (death may not have occurred in the same county as ultimate burial); names are presented in ascending order by date

“The groundbreaking research conducted by Pacific Northwest historian Denise Ottoson is heartily acknowledged. We appreciate the cooperation and input of families, of local historical societies, of preservation groups, and of scholars to further our efforts. Special thanks must go to the Washington State Library in Olympia, the Seattle Public Library, the Washington State Archives, and the Manuscripts Division of the University of Washington. We also acknowledge the prior contributions of Mike Movius. We commend the Sons of Union Veterans for their graves registration data gathering throughout the nation. Without their fellowship we would be lesser researchers.” — Jim and Loretta Dimond

001 Adams

003 Asotin

005 Benton

007 Chelan

009 Clallam

011 Clark(e)

013 Columbia

015 Cowlitz

017 Douglas

019 Ferry

021 Franklin

023 Garfield

025 Grant

027 Grays Harbor (formerly Chehalis)

029 Island

031 Jefferson

033 King

035 Kitsap

037 Kittitas

039 Klickitat

041 Lewis

043 Lincoln

045 Mason (formerly Sawamish)

047 Okanogan

049 Pacific

051 Pend Oreille

053 Pierce

055 San Juan

057 Skagit

059 Skamania

061 Snohomish

063 Spokane

065 Stevens

067 Thurston

069 Wahkiakum

071 Walla Walla

073 Whatcom

075 Whitman

077 Yakima

This page is VERY much under construction and will change frequently. Come back often!