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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery

 
 
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
1. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1890 General O.M. Mitchel Post #69, Grand Army of the Republic, bought 17 lots in the original Hillside Cemetery for the last resting place for comrades-in-arms during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

While friends and relatives of the soldiers maintained the cemetery well, years of neglect and vandalism followed in the twentieth century. Restoration began in 1963 by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other interested citizens of the Reno Area.

Among those buried here are members of the Nevada volunteers who served in their own state and neighboring areas of the West from 1861-1866.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 32.168′ N, 119° 49.192′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Angel Street and West 10th Street, on the left
Renovated Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Galbraith, January 16, 2021
2. Renovated Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Marker
The entrance to the cemetery was restored in 2019.
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when traveling north on Angel Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Morrill Hall, 1887 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Reno Depots (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mizpah Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); Ginsburg Jewelry Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Humboldt Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reno's Beginning (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Truckee River (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Regarding Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. The Grand Army of the Republic was founded in 1866 as a national fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, the Union Navy, the Union Marines and the Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Federal forces.

Hundreds of local posts were formed, predominately in the North, but also a few in the South and West.
 
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
3. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 17, 2016
4. Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.   2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Philip Galbraith of Reno, Nevada.   3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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