Friend, colleague and Lincoln Scholar Dick Etulain spoke about Edward Baker on his 204th birthday in Portland, Oregon

February 25, 2015

 

Oregon Civil War 150th celebrates the 204th Birthday of Edward Dickinson Baker in Baker City this past weekend!

February 25, 2015
A special commemorative ceremony with a wreath-laying ceremony took place iin Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County, two places named in honor of Oregon's second senator who died at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, near Leesburg, ViA on October 21, 1861. 
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Oregon welcomes the first ever "Edward Dickinson Baker Day" on February 24, 2012 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

March 2, 2012

This past week saw the inauguration of "Edward Dickinson Baker Day" in Oregon, an annual day of memorial to Oregon's Civil War hero and United States Senator who died over 150 years ago on the battlefield of Ball's Bluff while leading his troops into battle. Oregon is continuing to show its pride in the life, triumphs and tragedies of its pioneer statesman, soldier, and best friend of President Abraham Lincoln by memorializing him with this day, and adding this honor to the panoply of other d...


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The past seven days has seen the Oregon Civil War 150th Commission involved in three separate events commemorating Veterans Day...honoring Civil War veterans

November 13, 2011
The theme for the 2011 Fort Vancouver Veterans Parade held in Vancouver, Washington on Saturday, November 5, commemorated the many Civil War Veterans buried in the Pacific Northwest. The Grand Marshal for the parade held on and around the grounds of Fort Vancouver were the authentically uniformed military re-enactors of the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry, who waved at the enthusiastic crowds lining Officers Row and Fort Vancouver Way.

The Oregon Civil War 150th Commission was also represented,...

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Oregon Civil War 150th Commission hosts program about African American Civil War veterans buried in Portland on Wednesday, November 16 at Kenton Library

November 2, 2011

"African American Civil War Veterans of Oregon: Oregon's Hidden Civil War History."

This month is the 109th Anniversary of Portland resident, and Civil War veteran Daniel Drew's lecture on Nov 19, 1902, at the Sunnyside Congregational Church on "Condition of the Colored Race Before, During, and Since the Civil War." Mr. Drew was a slave at the outbreak of the Civil War War, and was given his freedom by Union soldiers. He then enlisted in the Union Army, and served to the end of the war. Ra...


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