American Military Cemeteries, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This updated edition of the 1992 reference work (“exhaustive…fascinating”—Library Journal) contains comprehensive information about United States military cemeteries, including how each cemetery was chosen, why it was established, and notable individuals buried therein. Covered are cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of the Army, the National Park Service, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the various states, among others, along with smaller and “lost” cemeteries. Appendices provide lists of installations by state and by year of establishment, as well as information on headstones, markers and the Medal of Honor.

About the Author(s)

Dean W. Holt is retired from federal service and lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Dean W. Holt
Format: hardcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 407
Bibliographic Info: 80 photos, 44 maps, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4023-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5732-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      viii

“Bivouac of the Dead”      ix

Introduction: The National Cemetery System/Administration      1

Part I. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries and Related Sites

National Cemeteries      12

Confederate Cemeteries      305

Soldiers’ Lots      312

Monuments      325

Special Installations      326

Lost Cemeteries      329

Part II. Other Cemeteries and Monuments

Department of the Army National Cemeteries      333

National Park Service National Cemeteries      343

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)

Cemeteries and Monuments      362

State Veterans Cemeteries      368


A. Installations by State      373

B. National Cemeteries by Year of Establishment      374

C. Soldiers’ Lots, Plots and Monuments by Year of Establishment      376

D. Headstones and Markers      376

E. The Medal of Honor      379

F. Memorial Day Orders      382

Index      385

Book Reviews & Awards

“this exhaustive compendium…is not only a prime reference source but an interesting guide…. Holt provides fascinating capsule descriptions”—Library Journal; “an interesting volume…will be of interest in military, American history, and genealogy collections”—ARBA.