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Where some of the heroic dead lie in national cemeteries

These wildernesses of headstones bring vividly to mind the resting-places of our heroic dead. There were in 1910 eighty-four national cemeteries situated in twenty-eight different States. In them are hurried 207,075 known dead and 153,678 unknown, a total of 360,753. Of these the cemetery at Soldiers' Home in Washington contains 5,398 known dead, 288 unknown — a total of 5,686; the cemetery at City Point 3,719 known dead, 1,439 unknown—a total of 5,158; the one at Alexandria 3,401 known dead, 123 unknown—a total of 3,524. But these lack much of being the largest. At Vicksburg, 16,615 lie buried; at Nashville, 16,533; at Arlington, Virginia, 16,254; and Fredericksburg, Virginia, 15,273, of whom 12,785 are unknown.

Military Cemetery

Cemetery at soldiers' home, Washington

Soldiers, graves at City Point, Virginia

Graves of Federal soldiers, Charleston, S. C.

In the soldiers' cemetery at Alexandria

A sweeping view of the Alexandria ‘heroic dead’


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