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National Cemeteries Historical Markers

The human carnage of the American Civil War led Congress in 1862 to authorize President Lincoln to purchase cemetery grounds to be used as national cemeteries. By 1870, the remains of nearly 300,000 Union dead had been buried in 73 national cemeteries. As of late 2018, there are 150 National Cemeteries, with the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration maintaining most, while the US Army and the US Department of the Interior maintain several, with more than four million veterans of all US wars interred. This series is intended to capture all markers about these national cemeteries as well as any war and veterans memorials on their grounds.
 
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Memorial amongst others in Magnolia Cemetery.
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1Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Coffeeville Memorial
This memorial marks the burial site of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Coffeeville December 5 1862 some known by name - others known but to God Pvt J C Barret • Pvt Henry Byers Co B 26 Miss Regt • Co C . . . — Map (db m86447) WM
2Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Fort Blakely Monument
Ill. 76th Vol. Inf. In Memory of our Heroes Who Fell at Fort Blakely, Ala. April 9, 1865 —— 2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 13th Army Corps. William T. Duke • Micajah S. Moore • William Crimes • George H. Hopkins • George . . . — Map (db m86870) WM
3Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Mobile Bay Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to US Navy, US Marine Corps, and Confederate States Navy personnel who lost their lives in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War August 5, 1864 — Map (db m86446) WM
4Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Confederate RestThe Confederate Dead
In 1862, while Alabama was a State among the Confederate States of America suffering invasion by Union forces, the City of Mobile designed this Square 13 of Magnolia Cemetery as "Soldier's Rest" for Confederate Patriots who were casualties of the . . . — Map (db m87210) HM WM
5Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Crew of CSS H. L. Hunley Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the gallant crew of the CSS Horace L Hunley and their commander 1st Lt George E Dixon Co A 21st Ala Inf CSA who perished on the attack on the USS Housatonic Feb 17 1864 — Map (db m86251) WM
6Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — CSS Alabama Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the officers and men of the CSS Alabama who perished during the attack of the USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864 Yeo George Applebee • FN Christian Pust Stew A G Bartelli • Sea John Roberts Cox Henry . . . — Map (db m86441) WM
7Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile National Cemetery
National Cemetery Mobile National Cemetery was established in May 1866 on 3 acres of land in Magnolia Cemetery. The City of Mobile donated the land to the federal government. The Cemetery was divided into four sections with a central . . . — Map (db m86914) HM
8Alaska, Anchorage — Fort Richardson National Cemetery-Gate
This gate is dedicated to men of the Armed Forces of the United States who died while serving their country in war and in peace.---In Memory of Kermit Roosevelt. Born 1859-Died 1943-Who fought in the British and American Armies during World Wars I . . . — Map (db m72794) WM
9Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Dedicated to The Memory of All The Patriotic Men and Women Who Answered Their Country’s Call To Service George W. Bush President of The United States Anthony J. Principi Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Roger R. Rapp . . . — Map (db m102949) HM
10Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Unidentified Veterans
"The markers in this memorial area honor veterans whose remains have not been recovered or identified, were buried at sea, donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered." — Map (db m102948) HM
11Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Veterans Memorial CarillonNational Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Amvets National Service Foundation In Partnership With The Unified Arizona Veterans And The Arizona Department Of Veterans Services Dedicate This Carillon As A Living Memorial To American Veterans Who Served Their Country Honorably For . . . — Map (db m102950) WM
12Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m92317) HM
13Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114215) HM
14Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery
The Confederate Occupation The War Department established Fort Smith in 1817 and occupied it until April 23, 1861. Learning that the Arkansas militia was advancing, the garrison retreated, taking arms and supplies from the fort with them. . . . — Map (db m92307) HM
15Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Fort Smith National Cemetery
Civil War Fort Smith In 1817, the U.S. Army sent a detachment of soldiers to Arkansas Territory to keep the peace between the Osage and Cherokee nations. They built a post on the shore of the Arkansas River and named it for Gen. Thomas A. . . . — Map (db m92314) HM
16Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Veterans MemorialTo All Who Served
Military Conflicts in U.S. History American Revolution (1775-1783) War of 1812 (1812-1815) Mexican War (1846-1848) Civil War (1861-1865) Indian Wars (Colonial Era to 1890) Spanish American War (1898) The Boxer Rebellion . . . — Map (db m92338) WM
17Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Veterans Memorial Carillon
AMVETS in conjunction with the Citizens of the area dedicated this carillon as a living memorial to Arkansas-Oklahoma Veterans who served their country honorably for the Cause of Freedom November 11, 1986 Fort Smith National . . . — Map (db m92342) WM
18California (Kern County), Arvin — Bakersfield National Cemetery
Dedicated to the Memory of All the Patriotic Men and Women Who Answered Their Country's Call to Service George W. Bush President of the United States James B. Peake Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . . . — Map (db m59200) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114042) WM
20California (Merced County), Gustine/Santa Nella — First Marine Division – FMF
Dedicated To those men of the First Marine Division – FMF Who gave their lives in the service of their County World War II, Korea, Vietnam Southwest Asia — Map (db m38742) HM
21California (Merced County), Gustine/Santa Nella — San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love . . . — Map (db m38731) HM
22California (Merced County), Gustine/Santa Nella — United States Submariners Memorial
These trees are dedicated to the memory of those United States Submariners who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we might live in freedom. — Map (db m38981) HM
23California (San Diego County), San Diego — 55 — Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in . . . — Map (db m82324) HM
24California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San PasqualThey fought a good fight
1st United States Dragoons Company C Sergent. John Cox • Corporl William. C. West • Private George Ashmead • Private Joseph T. Campbell • Private Williamm. Dalton • Private John Dunlop • Private Joseph B. Kennedy • Private William. C. Leckey . . . — Map (db m82318) HM WM
25California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Memory of the Mormon Battalion
whose members made the longest military march in U.S. History of over 2000 miles from Iowa to San Diego in 1846 – 1847 during the war with Mexico. Albert Warren Dunham Private – Company B 23 May 1828 – 11 May 1847 . . . — Map (db m82319) HM WM
26California (San Diego County), San Diego — USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10United States Navy — In Memory of the Men Lost in Action —
[Panel 1]: Eternal God who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging seas, may this memorial bring continued remembrance to the one hundred and thirty seven men who died defending their country in time of danger, and whose . . . — Map (db m8480) HM
27California (San Diego County), San Diego — USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS JohnstonUnited States Navy — "In Everlasting Memory" —
Inscribed here are the names of 525 men who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the liberation of the Philippine Islands on 25 Oct 1944. Their ships, the destroyers USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Hoel (DD-533) and destroyer escort USS Samuel B. . . . — Map (db m8428) HM
28California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — San Francisco National Cemetery
“Let it be your greatest joy to teach my child that I was one who loved my country more than life. It is the only legacy I can bequeath to him, but it is one that a prince might well be proud of.” — From the diary of an . . . — Map (db m81648) HM
29California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — U.S.S. Oregon Marine Corps Memorial
Erected by the crew of the U.S.S. Oregon In memory of their shipmate privates Harry Fisher, Albert Turner, Robert E. Thomas, Charles B. King, U.S. Marine Corps killed in action on the Tartar Wall of Peking, . . . — Map (db m91852) HM WM
30California (Solano County), Dixon — Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
Dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. George W. Bush President of the United States R. James Nicholson Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . . . — Map (db m36827) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Congressional Cemetery Government Lots
Civil War Washington City Over the course of the Civil War, the nation's capital was transformed. The dignified government city Pierre Charles L' Enfant laid out in 1791 was hardened into a sprawling military center. Encircled by strong . . . — Map (db m139512) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — Company K, 150th Ohio National Guard Infantry
Memorial to Co. K. 150th O.N.G.I. Which took part In the defense of Fort Stevens, D. C. July 12, 1864 — Map (db m76118) WM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — Roll CallRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As the gallant soldiers that are interred at the cemetery marched onto the battlefield on July 11-12, 1864 during the Battle of Fort Stevens, their regimental flags accompanied then into the fight. Battleground National Cemetery honors these . . . — Map (db m64225) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry
To the gallant sons of Onondaga County, N.Y. who fought on this field July 12, 1864 in defence of Washington and in the presence of Abraham Lincoln 122 N.Y.V — Map (db m76093) WM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — The 25th New York Cavalry
. . . — Map (db m76117) WM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — 98th Pennsylvania Infantry
In Memory of Our Comrades Killed and Wounded in Battle on This Field July 11th & 12th 1864 98th Reg't. P.V. 1st Brig., 2nd Div., 6th Corps — Map (db m76116) WM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — Battleground National CemeteryRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
During the late evening of July 12, 1864, 40 Union soldiers that perished while defending Washington DC from a two day Confederate attack (known as the Battle of Fort Stevens) were laid to rest here in what was once an apple orchard. President . . . — Map (db m63644) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — 13 — Battleground National CemeteryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
After the rebels were turned back as the Battle of Fort Stevens ended in 1864, scores of Union Soldiers lay cold and silent. Forty-one of them are buried here in this tiny plot dedicated to their sacrifice. President Abraham Lincoln, who . . . — Map (db m72825) HM
39Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m142392) HM WM
40Florida (Brevard County), Mims — From The Bivouac of The Dead By Theodore O’Hara — Cape Canaveral National Cemetery —
The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, . . . — Map (db m145356) WM
41Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Navy SeabeesCape Canaveral National Cemetery
Navy Seabees with willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer Seabees can do We build We fight — Map (db m145320) WM
42Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Sky SoldiersCape Canaveral National Cemetery
Sky Soldiers The Florida Chapter Dedicates This memorial To The Sky Soldiers Of The 173rd Airborne Brigade Who Served With Honor — Map (db m145321) WM
43Florida (Brevard County), Mims — The Ultimate SacrificeCape Canaveral National Cemetery
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten. — Map (db m145318) WM
44Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m143358) WM
45Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Arlington National Cemetery Tulip PoplarCamp Milton Historic Preserve
The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery were originally part of Arlington House, the 1,100-achre home of General Robert E. Lee and his family before the war began. Today, the cemetery covers 612 acres and is the final resting place for more . . . — Map (db m142584) HM
46Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Freedom is Not FreeJacksonville National Cemetery
Freedom Is Not Free Dedicated To Those Who Served — Map (db m143144) WM
47Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Jacksonville National Cemetery
Jacksonville National Cemetery Dedicated to the memory of All the Patriotic Men and Women Who Answered Their Country’s Call to Service George W. Bush President of the United States James B. Peake . . . — Map (db m143138) WM
48Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Marines and Navy FMF CorpsmenJacksonville National Cemetery
In Honor Of Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen Uncommon Valor is still a common Virtue Semper Fidelis Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society November 10, 2012 — Map (db m143147) WM
49Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Navy SeabeesJacksonville National Cemetery
Navy Seabees With Willing Hearts and Skillful Hands, the Difficult We do at Once, The Impossible Takes a Bit Longer Seabees Can Do We Build We Fight Map (db m143148) WM
50Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Pearl HarborJacksonville National Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m143150) WM
51Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Sky SoldiersJacksonville National Cemetery
Sky Soldiers The Florida Chapter Dedicates This memorial To The Sky Soldiers Of The 173rd Airborne Brigade Who Served With Honor — Map (db m143151) WM
52Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The CarillonJacksonville National Cemetery
AMVETS Of Nassau County Post 2007 And AMVETS National Service Foundation AMVETS Department Of Florida Service Foundation Dedicated This Carillon As A Living Memorial To America’s Veterans Who Served Their Country Honorably For . . . — Map (db m143142) WM
53Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Ultimate SacrificeJacksonville National Cemetery
In Honor Of Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice In Service To The United States Of America And The Families They Left Behind. The Sacrifice Will Not Be Forgotten. — Map (db m143140) WM
54Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Vietnam War MemorialJacksonville National Cemetery
In memory of all veterans that served during the Vietnam War 1961-1975 — Map (db m143542) WM
55Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m127668) HM
56Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m144126) HM WM
57Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Dade Pyramids
These three pyramids cover vaults containing the individually unidentified remains of 1468 soldiers of the Florida Indian Wars 1835-1842 The Florida Indian Wars began with the murder of an Indian agent at Fort King on December 25, 1835. . . . — Map (db m77411) HM WM
58Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — F-434 — Major Dade and His Command Monuments
On December 28, 1835, during the Second Seminole War, a column of 108 U.S. Army soldiers dispatched from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to relieve the detachment at Fort King (Ocala) was surprised by a strong force of Seminole Indians near Bushnell in Sumter . . . — Map (db m77413) HM
59Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — St. Augustine National Cemetery
Civil War St. Augustine Florida seceded from the Union in January 1861. Confederate troops then captured Fort Marion, which was built in St. Augustine in the late 1600s as Castillo de San Marcos. By early 1862, the fall of Nashville, . . . — Map (db m127667) HM
60Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — 82nd Airborne Division AssociationFlorida National Cemetery
"Airborne All The Way!!!" In honor of those champions of liberty, the men and woman of the 82nd Airborne Division, who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve freedom throughout the world. Tampa Bay Chapter, South Florida Chapter, . . . — Map (db m146537) WM
61Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — 8th Air ForceFlorida National Cemetery
In memory of those who served Florida Chapter 8AF Historical Society May 29, 1994 — Map (db m146571) WM
62Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m146016) WM
63Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — All Navy WomenFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated to All Navy Women Waves · Nurses · Spars · Yeoman F Still Something Special November 11, 1992Map (db m147876) WM
64Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — All Women MarinesFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated to All Women Marines Florida Chapters Of WMA 14 March 1992 — Map (db m147881) WM
65Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — American Ex-Prisoners of WarFlorida National Cemetery
“Not By Arms Alone” We exist to help those who cannot help themselves The Department Of Florida — Map (db m146539) WM
66Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Flame Of FreedomFlorida National Cemetery
The Flame of Freedom burns because of those who served Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Florida Organized July 5 And 6, 1830 — Map (db m146834) WM
67Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Florida National Cemetery
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of . . . — Map (db m145992) WM
68Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — For God and CountryFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated to all veterans who sacrificed their lives to protect freedom “For God and Country” The American Legion Department of Florida Nov. 11, 1992 — Map (db m146573) WM
69Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — For Those Who ServedFlorida National Cemetery
For those who served Presented by Division Five Air Force Sergeants Association — Map (db m146829) HM
70Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Gone But Not ForgottenFlorida National Cemetery
In memory of all Scottish Masons who have served their country Gone but not forgotten The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. November 11, 2000Map (db m146836) WM
71Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — National Sojourners MemorialFlorida National Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m146578) WM
72Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Reserve Officers AssociationFlorida National Cemetery
Department of Florida Reserve Officers Association Dedicated 1996 To those who have served their nation The object and purpose of the Reserve Officers Association shall be to support a military policy for the United States that . . . — Map (db m146515) WM
73Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Retired Enlisted AssociationFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated To All Retired Enlisted Military Personnel — Map (db m146535) WM
74Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Supreme SacrificeFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated to all who made the supreme sacrifice so that we all may be free Department of Florida AMVETS Established September 1945 Dedicated Sept. 12, 1999 — Map (db m146789) WM
75Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The Americal DivisionFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated to all veterans of the Americal Division World War II Korea Vietnam Nov. 11, 1991 South Last Chapter Americal Division Veterans Assn. — Map (db m146516) WM
76Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The CarillonFlorida National Cemetery
AMVETS dedicated this Carillon as a living memorial to America’s Veterans who served their country honorably for the cause of freedom Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Florida October 9, 1993 — Map (db m146000) WM
77Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The Chosin FewFlorida National Cemetery
For he today that shed his blood with me shall be my brother Henry V. Shakespeare Yalu River China • Chosin Reservoir • Hungnam • Inchon • Seul • Pusan The Chosin Few Korea Nov. - 1950 - Dec. We few --- We . . . — Map (db m146529) WM
78Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The Military Chaplains AssociationFlorida National Cemetery
In Memoriam Serving God, military personnel, their families Dedicated April, 1995 — Map (db m146580) WM
79Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The Ultimate SacrificeFlorida National Cemetery
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten. — Map (db m146009) WM
80Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and The Women’s Army CorpsFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated To The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps And The Women’s Army Corps 1942 – 1978 Presented By All FL Chapters Of The Veterans Association 1991Map (db m147889) WM
81Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — To All Navy Personnel Who Served Aboard DestroyersFlorida National Cemetery
To all Navy personnel who served aboard destroyers in the Pacific during World War II, and for all their important contributions to the war efforts, especially those of the U.S.S. Topeka. — Map (db m146510) WM
82Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — To Those Who Died – To Those Who SurvivedFlorida National Cemetery
. . . — Map (db m146514) WM
83Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . — Map (db m120096) HM WM
84Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114679) HM WM
85Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Marietta National Cemetery
Atlanta Campaign During the Civil War, the fight for Atlanta began in early May 1864 in north Georgia. It ended when Union troops marched into the state capital on September 2. Over four months, Union and Confederate armies met in sixteen . . . — Map (db m120022) HM WM
86Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — The Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
In these gardens are recorded the names of Americans who gave their lives in the Service of their Country and whose earthly resting place is known only to God *Indicates Medal Of Honor AwardMap (db m4504) HM
87Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Confederate Mound Monument
Confederate Dead Erected to the memory of the six thousand southern soldiers here buried, who died in Camp Douglas Prison 1862-5. These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. — Map (db m63605) WM
88Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Alton National Cemetery
Civil War Alton In spring, 1861, pro-Confederate militia in St. Louis, Missouri, threatened to capture the U.S. arsenal there. Union forces in Illinois commandeered the steamboat City of Alton, sailed south, and and at midnight on . . . — Map (db m133299) HM
89Illinois (Madison County), Alton — North Alton Confederate Cemetery
Alton Military Prison In late 1861, Union Gen. Henry Halleck received permission to use the former Illinois State Penitentiary in Alton, Illinois, as a military prison. The old prison had 256 cells, a hospital, a warden's house, and . . . — Map (db m154164) HM
90Illinois (Madison County), Alton — The Cost of Freedom
More people died during the Civil War than during any other war in U.S. history. An estimated 200 Union soldiers are buried at the Alton Cemetery. More than three million fought in the Civil War. Two percent of the population—more . . . — Map (db m133300) HM
91Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — Map (db m159006) HM
92Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Establishing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs On March 4, 1865, just weeks before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln took his second oath of office. In his inaugural address, Lincoln spoke of the need to heal a divided . . . — Map (db m157828) HM
93Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Camp Butler
Camp Butler, Civil War concentration camp for Illinois volunteers, occupied a large area in this vicinity from 1861 to 1866. It was also a prison camp for captured Confederates. Now a National Cemetery, it contains the graves of 1642 Union and . . . — Map (db m4621) HM
94Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Camp Butler
Camp Butler was established in 1861as a Civil War training camp and mobilization center for Illinois recruits. Selected by State officials and Brigadier General William T. Sherman and named for Illinois State Treasurer William Butler (1859-1863), . . . — Map (db m51876) HM
95Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Camp Butler National Cemetery
Union Training Camp The State of Illinois established Camp Butler in August 1861 in response to President Abraham Lincoln's second call for volunteers to suppress the rebellion. Named for William Butler, the state treasurer, its location . . . — Map (db m157748) HM
96Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery
Camp Butler Prison Camp On February 16, 1862, Fort Donelson, a Confederate stronghold on the Cumberland River west of Clarksville, Tennessee, surrendered. Faced with 15,000 prisoners, the U.S. Army converted several training camps, . . . — Map (db m159004) HM
97Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114212) HM
98Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Danville (Illinois) National CemeteryWar Memorial
In memory of the men who offered their lives in defense of their Country. — Map (db m17601) HM
99Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Landing Ship Tanks (LST's) MemorialUnited States Amphibious Forces
In Remembrance of those who served in the United States Amphibious Forces on board Landing Ship Tanks (LST's). — Map (db m17466) WM
100Illinois (Will County), Elwood — Abraham Lincoln Founding President
National Cemeteries were first developed in the United States during the Civil War. Due to mounting war casualties, on July 17, 1862, Congress empowered President Abraham Lincoln, "to purchase cemetery grounds and cause them to be securely . . . — Map (db m157063) HM

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