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Alexandria National Cemetery
City of Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA
GPS: 38.801822, -77.058123
1450 Wilkes Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Published: February 27, 2020
Total records = 4,431
Alexandria National Cemetery is owned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and managed by Culpeper National Cemetery.
Alexandria National Cemetery is located near the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va., amid several other community cemeteries. The original cemetery consisted of approximately four acres known as Spring Garden Farm. Most of this land was acquired by the United States in the 1860s, and by November 1870 the cemetery had reached its current size of a little over five acres.
Alexandria National Cemetery is one of the original 14 national cemeteries established in 1862. The first burials made in the cemetery were soldiers who died during training or from disease in the numerous hospitals around Alexandria. By 1864, the cemetery was nearly filled to capacity, which eventually led to the planning, development and construction of Arlington National Cemetery.
Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records, May 2019
Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on February 27, 2020. This record set was compiled by the VA in May of 2019. They include burials with dates of death ranging from 1852 through 2019.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records, July 2000
Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs back in July of 2000. At that time, the VA had just recently digitized their records from paper books, and were in the process of checking for OCR errors. Many of the records in these files have errors in them, but they also include information not found in the May 2019 record set.
Civil War Burials in Alexandria National Cemetery
The PDF document below contains an index, prepared from the Roll of Honor. Names of Soldiers, Victims of The Rebellion, Buried in the National Cemetery at Alexandria, Virginia. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. Includes 3367 white Federal soldiers, 2 Federal seamen, 229 United States Colored Troops, 2 females, and 1 male citizen...
Black Civil War Soldiers Buried in Alexandria National Cemetery
This PDF document below was created after a careful review of Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery by Edward A. Miller, Jr., located in Local History/Special Collections. Miller's sources included -- but were not limited to -- pension files, military service records, and hospital records. His research was published in Historic Alexandria Quarterly...