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Cemeteries, National

National cemeteries for soldiers and sailors may be said to have originated in 1850, the army appropriation bill of that year providing money for a cemetery near the city of Mexico, for the interment of the remains of soldiers who fell in the Mexican War. The remains of Federal soldiers and sailors who fell in the Civil War have been buried in seventy-eight cemeteries, exclusive of those interred elsewhere, a far greater number. In the subjoined list are given the names and locations of the national cemeteries, with the number therein buried, known and unknown:

Cypress Hills, N. Y.3,71076
Woodlawn, Elmira, N. Y.3,07416
Beverly, N. J.1457
Finn's Point, N. J.2,644
Gettysburg, Pa1,9671,608
Philadelphia, Pa1,88128
Annapolis, Md2,285204
Antietam, Md2,8531,818
London Park, Baltimore, Md.1,637166
Laurel, Baltimore, Md2326
Soldiers' Home, D. C.5,314288
Battle, D. C.43
Grafton, W. Va634620
Arlington, Va11,9154,349
Alexandria, Va 3,402124
Ball's Bluff, Va124
Cold Harbor, Va6731,281
City Point, Va3,7781,374
Culpeper, Va456911

Danville. Va1,172155
Fredericksburg, Va2,48712,770
Fort Harrison, Va236575
Glendale, Va 234961
Hampton, Va4,930494
Poplar Grove, Va2,1973,993
Richmond, Va8425,700
Seven Pines, Va 1501,208
Staunton, Va 233520
Winchester, Va 2,0942,365
Yorktown, Va 7481,434
Newbern, N. C.2,1771,077
Raleigh, N. C.619562
Salisbury, N. C.9412,032
Wilmington, N. C 7101,398
Beaufort, S. C.4,7484,493
Florence, S C.1992,799
Andersonville, Ga12,793921
Marietta, Ga7,1882,963
Barrancas, Fla 798657
Mobile, Ala756113
Corinth, Miss 1,7893,927
Natchez, Miss3082.780
Vicksburg, Miss3,89612,704
Alexandria, La534772
Baton Rouge, La2,469495
Chalmette, La 6,8375,674
Port Hudson, La5963,223
Brownsville, Tex 1,4171,379
San Antonio, Tex324167
Fayetteville, Ark 431781
Fort Smith, Ark 7111,152
Little Rock, Ark 3,2652,337
Chattanooga, Tenn 7,9994,963
Fort Donelson, Tenn158511
Knoxville, Tenn2,0901,046
Memphis, Tenn 5,1608,817
Nashville, Tenn 11,8254,701
Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.. 1,2292,361
Stone River, Tenn3,8212,324
Camp Nelson, Ky2,4771,165
Cave Hill, Louisville, Ky3,344583
Danville, Ky 3358
Lebanon, Ky 591277
Lexington, Ky805108
Logan's, Ky 345366
Crown Hill, Indianapolis, Ind.68132
New Albany, Ind. 2,139676
Camp Butler, Ill. 1,007355
Mound City, Ill. 2,5052,721
Rock Island, Ill. 27719
Jefferson Barracks, Mo 8,5842,906
Jefferson City, Mo 349412
Springfield, Mo845713
Fort Leavenworth, Kan..835928
Fort Scott, Kan 390161
Keokuk, Iowa61233
Fort Gibson, Indian Territory2152,212
Fort McPherson, Neb.152291
City of Mexico, Mexico 284750

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