Historic Hood River
Civil War Veterans
This is a fine collection of early Hood River and White Salmon residents. It appears to be a GAR event. Present are:
- 1st row
- Mrs. Jennie Jewett
- Mrs. P? Johnson
- Visiting Friend of the Aggers
- Comrade Samuel T. Blythe
- Comrade Goss
- Comrade Aggers
- Comrade G. R. Castner
- 2nd row
- Comrade A. J. Jewett
- Thomas E. Wickers(?)
- Mrs. S. F. Blythe
- Comrade E. C. Copple
- Mrs. Copple
- Comrade Frasier
- Mrs. Frasier
- Miss Aggers
Photo taken by Mrs. Ira Scobee
Interesting the use of the word Comrade.
How many stars on the flag? 48?
It is a very clear photo of faces.
The Jewetts were from White Salmon as were the Aggers.
The George Aggers home called “Overlook” is listed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places.
We see the term “Comrade” all over Samuel Blythe's GAR notes and letters. I don't know if that was common usage during the Civil War or if it was a GAR thing.
Jeffrey W Bryant
Samuel Finley Blythe
Private, Co. E, 22nd Ohio Inf – 6 Sep 1861 to 18 Nov 1864
Private, Co. I, 2nd US Vol Inf – 24 Feb 1865 to 24 Feb 1866
He was Commander of the Oregon GAR.
It is also a good day to remember the role the Navajo Code Talkers played in WW II. Their code was never broken.
Jeffrey W Bryant
Thomas A. Goss (d. 1930), Sgt., Co. H 14th Wisconsin Inf.
Simpson S. Copple (d. 1933), Sergeant, Co. C, 11th Illinois Inf – 11 Aug 1861 to 15 Aug 1864
Joseph Frasier (d. 1921), Pvt., Co. L & D 3rd Wisconsin Cav. – 9 Nov 1861 to 30 Sep 1865
or Reuben Frasier (d. 1932), Private, Co. G, 112th New York Inf – 11 Sep 1862 to 26 Jun 1865
George Remer Castner (d. 1929), Private Co. H, 12th Michigan Inf – 12 Jan 1865 to 28 May 1865