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Coordinates: 29°25′10″N 98°27′53″W / 29.419414°N 98.464794°W / 29.419414; -98.464794 San Antonio National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. It encompasses 3.7 acres (1.5 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 3,163 interments.

History[]

San Antonio National Cemetery was a part of the city's cemetery, which was deeded to the federal government 1867. The first interments were Civil War Union soldiers reinterred from the city cemetery and outlying cemeteries, over 300 of which are unknown.

San Antonio National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Notable monuments[]

  • A monument dedicated to the unknown dead buried in the cemetery. Erected in 1912.

Notable interments[]

  • Private David B. Barkley, Medal of Honor recipient for action in World War I.
  • Private Frederick Deetline, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Little Big Horn during the Indian Wars.
  • Sergeant Henry Falcott, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Arizona Territory during the Indian Wars.
  • Second Lieutenant George E. M. Kelly, namesake of Kelly Air Force Base.
  • Private John Harrington, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Corporal Henry A. McMasters, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Private James J. Nash, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Spanish-American War.
  • Private Solon D. Neal, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Private Simon Suhler aka Charles Gardner, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Arizona Territory during the Indian Wars.
  • First Lieutenant Lewis Warrington, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Gustav Schleicher, US Congressman.
  • Corporal Harry M. Wurzbach in Spanish-American War, as US Congressman served 1921 until his death 1931.
  • Lieutenant Eugene M. Bradley, First person who died at an airfield in Windsor Locks, CT. Airfield was renamed for him. Originally named Bradley Field, its name was changed to Bradley International Airport(BDL).
  • Captain Solon McAdoo, leader of Belknap Rifles, at outbreak of Spanish-American War the group enlisted as Company F, First Texas Volunteer Infantry, under McAdoo, who died of fever.

Four Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the cemetery as unknowns:

  • Private William H. Barnes, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in the Civil War.
  • Private George W. Smith, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Corporal John J. Given, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Sergeant William De Armond, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • 281 Buffalo Soldiers

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