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New Albany in Floyd County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

New Albany National Cemetery

 
 
New Albany National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 11, 2009
1. New Albany National Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This National Cemetery is one of the original 7 established in 1862 by Congress. 5.46 acres were purchased from Dr. Charles Bowman Dec. 1862 for burial of Union and Confederate casualties. There are over 5,000 interments from 7 conflicts. Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, Korean and Vietnam.
 
Erected by The Floyd County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, KoreanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World IIWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 17.947′ N, 85° 48.3′ W. Marker is in New Albany, Indiana, in Floyd County. Marker is on Ekin Avenue, on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the North side of Ekin Avenue, right next to the entrance gate for the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1943 Ekin Avenue, New Albany IN 47150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring Our Heroes (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named New Albany National Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Division Street School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memories of Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Albany (approx. half a mile away); Site of Camp Whitcomb (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hedden's Grove Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
 
Additional commentary.
1. New Albany National Cemetery
A United States National Cemetery located in the city of New Albany, in Floyd County, Indiana, it encompasses 5.5 acres, and, as of the end of 2005, had 6,881 interments. It is administered by Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
Source: WIKIPEDIA
    — Submitted January 13, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
 
New Albany National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 8, 2013
2. New Albany National Cemetery
Bronze plaque to the left of the entrance gate
New Albany National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 8, 2013
3. New Albany National Cemetery
Bronze plaque to the right of the entrance gate
New Albany National Cemetery Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Powell, circa May 24, 2013
4. New Albany National Cemetery Markers
New Albany National Cemetery Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Powell, circa August 18, 2009
5. New Albany National Cemetery Markers
New Albany National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Powell
6. New Albany National Cemetery Marker
New Albany National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Powell, August 18, 2009
7. New Albany National Cemetery Marker
Unknown Soldier, Civil War
New Albany National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 11, 2009
8. New Albany National Cemetery Marker
This view shows the marker and its post. The cemetery's stone wall is directly behind the marker. This view was taken facing to the northwest.
New Albany National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 11, 2009
9. New Albany National Cemetery
This view shows a part of the burial area of the New Albany National Cemetery.
New Albany National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Powell, August 18, 2009
10. New Albany National Cemetery Marker
New Albany National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 8, 2013
11. New Albany National Cemetery
The entrance gate on Ekin Avenue
New Albany National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 8, 2013
12. New Albany National Cemetery
The entrance gate on Ekin Avenue from a different angle
The Gettysburg Address Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 11, 2009
13. The Gettysburg Address Bronze Plaque
This is just off to the right of the drive as you enter the cemetery; it's right next to the flagpole. Most of the National Cemeteries in the U.S. display a bronze plaque like this, containing the text of the Gettysburg Address.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on January 13, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Robert Powell of New Albany, Indiana.   8, 9. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   10. submitted on July 6, 2010, by Robert Powell of New Albany, Indiana.   11, 12. submitted on September 17, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   13. submitted on January 8, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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