Staunton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the Shenandoah Valley, in Staunton, Virginia It encompasses a just over a single acre, and as of the end of 2005 had 994 interments. It is closed to new interments, and is maintained by the Culpeper National Cemetery.
History[edit | edit source]
Designated a National Cemetery in September 1868, the original interments consisted of the remains of Union soldiers removed from Staunton's Thornrose Cemetery, several local battlefields, and nearby towns and counties. Many were soldiers who died during the American Civil War at the Battle of Cross Keys, Battle of Port Republic, and the Battle of Piedmont. More than 500 of these soldiers were reinterred as unknowns.
Staunton National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Notable interments[edit | edit source]
- Captain Nicolae Dunca, an officer on the staff of Gen. John C. Fremont and a Romanian by birth, who was killed while carrying a dispatch during the Battle of Cross Keys.
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