Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Alexandria National Cemetery

One of thirteen cemeteries located in a burial complex just off of Wilkes street in Alexandria, the national cemetery contained the remains of some 4,200 Union soliders who perished in nearby hospitals during the Civil War.

Note there is no regularly staffed office support and no map of the cemetery. However near the door of the office you can find a printed list of burials in a binder, arranged alphabetically. You can find a list of burials at Alexandria National Cemetery online at

The cemetery is in fact easy to get around.

With your back to the entrance on the right is section A and then to your far left is section B; graves are then numbered sequentially within each section and the number is printed on the top of the face of each headstone.

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