ⓘ Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is a cemetery for American Civil War veterans in the U.S. city of ..

                                     

ⓘ Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Portland, Oregon)

The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is a cemetery for American Civil War veterans in the U.S. city of Portland, Oregon. It is located at S.W. Palatine Hill Road and S.W. Boones Ferry Road, next to River View Cemetery.

Fourteen Union veterans of the Civil war, members of the Grand army of the Republic, formed the Grand Association of the cemetery of the army and purchased the cemetery in 1882. Daughters of Union veterans of the Civil war took over the management and administration of the cemetery at the time.

The right of ownership to the cemetery eventually passed in Oregon in 1961, then in the County of Multnomah, Oregon in 1971. In 1996 the ownership was provided by metro regional parks and green spaces. The oldest marker is dated October 15, 1889.

Salmon brown, son of John brown for the song "John Browns body" is buried here, as is Hartwell B. Compson, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Civil war.