Military History Talk – Johnny Clem: Youngest Soldier of the Civil War

O.O. Howard House 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA

John (Johnny) Lincoln Clem was arguably the youngest soldier to serve in the Civil War. In the course of his long career, he served at the Vancouver Barracks in the 1890s, before becoming the last Civil War veteran to retire from the United States Army. Part of his career was spent as an officer in […]


Military History Talk – Waiting for the Cold War to Heat Up

O.O. Howard House 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, WA

The Historic Trust is excited to host the Vancouver Barracks Military Association’s 2023 Military History Talk series.  Join us to learn more about the history of the Vancouver Barracks. After World War II, the Vancouver Barracks went from being the Pacific Northwest’s premier Regular Army post to playing a more minor role. This change had […]