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Alexandria National Cemetery
Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, LA
GPS: 31.32172, -92.43289
209 E Shamrock St.
Pineville, LA 71360
Last updated: February 15, 2022
Total records: 9,063
Between 1863 and early 1864, the Alexandria, LA area was invaded twice by Union soldiers. Plantations were laid waste, houses burned, fences torn down, trees cut for firewood and sugarhouses and barns burned. Both armies lived off the land, taking away food, livestock and poultry. The final destruction of Alexandria occurred on May 13, 1864, when Alexandria was burned to the ground.
After the Civil War, federal troops moved into the area to begin the process of reconstruction. In 1867, an eight-acre plot was appropriated from local resident François Poussin for the establishment of a national cemetery for deceased Union soldiers who died in the region. Bodies were removed from the surrounding towns such as Mount Pleasant, Cheneyville and Yellow Bayou and reinterred in Alexandria. Later, remains from Fort Brown, Texas, were reinterred at the national cemetery when the fort was no longer deemed necessary. Alexandria National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Veterans Affairs Records, February 2022
Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These records were compiled by the VA on February 7, 2022. Dates of death in these records range from 20-Jan-1823 to 11-Sep-2021. These include 969 records with no date of death. Total records: 9,063...
Veterans Affairs Records, July 2000
Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on July 2, 2000. At the time, the VA was in the process of converting their paper records to electronic. There were many missing records, as well as many errors. We are still providing access to these records because there is additional information the VA no longer provides. Total records: 7,862...
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