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Ceremony Honoring Captain Hoyt
September 4 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Although Washington State did not send troops to the Civil War (1861-1865), after the war veterans from all over the USA chose to come to the Pacific Northwest to start new lives.
Cemeteries all around the Seattle area contain graves of Civil War veterans who chose to spend the rest of their lives here. Seattle’s Civil War Legacy is a project to highlight and honor these veterans.
On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 1 PM the Wedgwood Historical Society hosts a thirty-minute ceremony of recognition for Captain John Marshall Hoyt (1837-1923) of the 7th Wisconsin Infantry, whose grave lay unmarked for one hundred years in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. Reference: The Seattle Times 9/4/21: “At 24, in the Civil War, he was saving the Union.”
Join us as we gather to commemorate the Civil War service of Captain Hoyt at his tomb in the northeast corner of the cemetery, under a big tree. Follow the drive through the cemetery as far as it goes down the hill to the northeast.
(Information & invitation provided by Valarie Bunn, Wedgwood in Seattle History)