ROLL OF HONOR

(No. IV)


NAMES OF SOLDIERS

VICTIMS OF THE REBELLION

BURIED IN THE NATIONAL CEMETERY

AT

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.


"How sleep the brave that sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest.
* * * * * * * *
By fairy hands their knell is rung,
By forms unseen their dirge is sung;
There Honor comes, as pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall a while repair,
To dwell, a weeping hermit there

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
1866

ROLL OF HONOR


GENERAL ORDERQUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE
     No. 10January 27, 1866.

The following names of soldiers, victims of the rebellion, buried in the National Cemetery at Alexandria, Virginia, is published, by authority of the Secretary of War, for the information of their comrades and friends.

 M. C. MEIGS
 Quartermaster General, Brevet Major General, U. S. A.


PREFACE


ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,
DEPOT OF WASHINGTON, NO. 151 G STREET, NEAR 21st
Washington, D. C. , January 20, 1866.

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith the record of burials (alphabetically arranged, three-- letter index) at the National Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.

This cemetery , which has been under the care of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel J. G. C. Lee, assistant quartermaster United States army, is situated in the southwestern suburbs of the city. The site is admirably suited adapted for burial purpose, and has been laid off into blocks, and ranges, similar to the National Cemetery in this city.

Well-kept gravel walks traverse the grounds, the graves have been sodded, and white tablets, lettered in black, are placed at the head of each, giving name, rank, and date of death,

A neat office has been erected for the accommodation and convenience of visitors.

Every care and attention have been bestowed by the officer in charge in ornamenting and beatifying this cemetery, and making it a suitable resting place for our deceased soldiers.

The total number if interments are: white, 3, 372; colored, 228; total, 3, 601; of which number there are--

White soldiers3, 367
United State Navy2
White citizens2
White females1
Colored soldiers229
Total3, 601

I am, general, very respectfully , your obedient servant.

 JAMES M. MOORE
 Brevet Lieut. Colonel and Assist. Quartermaster U. S. A.


   Brevet Major General M. C. MEIGS,
       Quartermaster General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.


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