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Some Major Granville Haller photos from the State of Washington

Washington historian and author Guy Breshears wrote a book on the efforts of York-born Major Granville Owen Haller of the 7th U.S. Infantry’s long fight to overturn his dismissal from the Regular Army, an effort that finally resulted in his reinstatement and promotion to colonel. Breshear’s book is entitled Dismissed with Malice.

Haller’s house where he lived in Coupeville, Washington, after he was dismissed from the army (he was accused by a mentally unstable naval officer Clark Wells of making seditious comments about Lincoln and the Federal government). Shortly after the end of the Gettysburg Campaign, Haller was dismissed, despite letters of recommendation from several Union officers who served with him or for him in Adams and York counties of southern Pennsylvania.

Plaque from the Haller Fountain at Port Townsend, Washington. It was Haller who withdrew the defensive force from York after the decision by the town’s fathers to investigate a surrender of York to oncoming Confederates under Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon.

The gravestone of Haller’s wife Henrietta.

Another monument to the Hallers in a cemetery in Seattle.