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Military Honors for War of 1812 Veteran, Gabriel Walling, in Amity

Dedication of bronze plaque to Gabriele Walling noting his ‘War of 1812’ military service.

Gabriel Walling served in the War of 1812
Gabriel Walling served in the War of 1812.

(AMITY, OR) - Gabriel Walling (1788-1857) is interred in the Amity Pioneer Cemetery which is a registered historic cemetery with the state of Oregon Parks and Recreation Heritage Programs. Until recently, Gabriel Walling was not recognized as a veteran of the ‘War of 1812.’ This year is the 200th anniversary of this war which was the last involving foreign troops on United States soil.

As the son of a Revolutionary War soldier, Gabriel Walling joined the Army as a private. After the ‘War of 1812,’ he became a lawyer and was elected to the Iowa State Legislature. He came to the Willamette Valley in 1847 by wagon train at the age of 59 and acquired a 640-acre land claim on the banks of the Willamette River near Oswego. Mr. Walling served in the Territorial Legislature and was chosen as a Judge of Clackamas County. He fathered nine children and, in 1856, his oldest son purchased land upon which much of Amity is now located.


Dedication of bronze plaque to Gabriele Walling noting his ‘War of 1812’ military service, All Veterans Honor Guard 21-gun salute, playing of Taps in tribute to all veterans, laying of a wreath, remembrances, and historical information.

Gabriel Walling: ‘War of 1812’ Veteran Commemoration

Presented by Amity Pioneer Cemetery and All-Veterans Honor Guard

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Amity Pioneer Cemetery

5th Street and Woodland Way, Amity, Oregon

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