Seattle headstone dedication ceremony for Iron Brigade officer John Marshall Hoyt 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Please join SCWL and others are we gather for a ceremony to remember the gallant Civil War service of Captain John Marshall Hoyt, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, of the famed Iron Brigade. Since his burial in Mount Pleasant cemetery in 1924, Captain Hoyt's grave site had remained unmarked and nearly forgotten over the course of the last 97 years. In 2021, SCWL spearheaded an effort to obtain for Captain Hoyt a proper federal government issued veteran's headstone in recognition of his service to the United States Army and a grateful nation. On September 4th, 2021 at 1 pm at Captain Hoyt's grave site in Seattle's Mount Pleasant cemetery we will gather to pay remember and pay respects to his exceptional career of service in one of the Civil War's most famed fighting organizations, the Iron Brigade. Below is a flyer for the event as well as a map showing the location within the historic Mount Pleasant cemetery where the site is located. Mount Pleasant cemetery is located at 700 W. Raye St Seattle WA 98199. Additional details can be found at the SCWL Facebook page: https://fb.me/e/4Ae9p5yZa
We hope you'll join us!
Seattle's Civil War Legacy presents the history of Seattle's Civil War veterans. Over 2500 Civil War veterans resided in Seattle and King County area in the decades following the Civil War. Each of these veterans have their own individual history but there is also a greater collective history of this generation of veterans who came to Seattle. These men helped build the city both literally and figuratively. The mission of SCWL is the study and sharing of that history by way of written articles, video, public history and tours.