ROLL OF HONOR
NAMES OF SOLDIERS
VICTIMS OF THE REBELLION
BURIED IN THE NATIONAL CEMETERY
"How sleep the brave that sink to rest, |
By all their country's wishes blest.
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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
|GENERAL ORDER||QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE|
|No. 10||January 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.
ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith the record of burials (alphabetically arranged, three-- letter index) at the National Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.
DEPOT OF WASHINGTON, NO. 151 G STREET, NEAR 21st
Washington, D. C. , January 20, 1866.
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 soldiers 3, 367 United State Navy 2 White citizens 2 White females 1 Colored soldiers 229 Total 3, 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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