Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately 5.5 acres (2.2 ha), located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. It is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of the end of 2005, it was site to 4,230 interments.
History[edit | edit source]
As one of the original national cemeteries, it served to be the burial grounds for soldiers who died in the numerous hospitals around the Alexandria area, but by 1864 it was almost filled to capacity. This led to the development of the Arlington National Cemetery.
Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Notable burials[edit | edit source]
- Private L. J. Cook
- Corporal Lorenzo Foster
- Private George Foster
- Private John T. Stevenson
- Musician Joseph F. Whelen
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