NAMES OF SOLDIERS
WHO DIED IN
DEFENCE OF THE AMERICAN UNION
INTERRED IN THE
NATIONAL CEMETERIES AT FORTRESS MONROE AND HAMPTON, VA.
“The neighing troop, the flashing blade, |
The bugles stirring blast,
The charge, the dreadful cannonade,
The din and shout are past;
Nor war’s wild note, nor glory’s peal,
Shall thrill with fierce delight,
Those breasts that never more may feel
The raptures of the fight.
|GENERAL ORDER||QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE|
|No. 31||May 1, 1866.|
The following report of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel James M. Moore, assistant quartermaster, United States army, upon the cemeteries at Fortress Monroe and Hampton, Virginia, with the names of the martyrs there interred, is published by authority of the Secretary of War, for the information of their surviving comrades and friends.
|M. C. MEIGS|
|Quartermaster General, Brevet Major General, U. S. A.|
ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,
DEPOT OF WASHINGTON, NO. 151 G STREET, NEAR 21st
Washington, D. C. , March 30, 1866.
GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith, for publication, records of United States soldiers interred in the national Cemeteries at Fortress Monroe and Hampton, Virginia. alphabetically arranged (three letter index. )
It is the intention of the officers on duty at the fort to erect a monument to the memory of the deceased.
Funds are now being collected for that purpose, and steps have been taken by Colonels Blunt, Curry, and others to effectually carry out this laudable object, and complete it at an early day.
Headboards are now being manufactured, to be placed at each grave, giving the name, rank, regiment, and date of death; and in a shot time these cemeteries will be suitably enclosed by neat and substantial fences.
No efforts will be spared to use the limited means at command to best advantage, in improving and beautifying them, and making them suitable resting places for our honored dead.
I am, 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.
 Soldiers who were originally interred at Fortress Monroe have been removed to Hampton National Cemetery. For a description of the National Cemetery at Hampton, Virginia, see “Roll of Honor” No. XXV.