Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria

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Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately, located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of 2014, it was site to over 4,500 interments. The cemetery can accommodate the cremated remains of eligible individuals.
As one of the original national cemeteries, it served as the burial grounds for mostly Union soldiers who died in the numerous hospitals around the Alexandria area, but by 1864 it was almost filled to capacity. This led to the development of the Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of 39 Confederates, originally buried in the cemetery during the Civil War, were disinterred by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1879. The remains were reinterred in Christ Church cemetery.
Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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  • It was a sacred place where we honored our fallen military personnel was buried and continue to remember them. They served our nation and some lost their life defending us. It was worth visiting espec...  more »
  • Very interesting place. It looks like a tiny Arlington cemetery but unique to Alexandria. Very well kept up Worth your time.  more »
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  • A quite, clean, peaceful and well maintained place to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice. It's a nice, smaller alternative to Arlington cemetery. It's good for a quick stop with plenty of Street parking.
  • A part of history of our great country it really lets you get things in perspective and visit those who no longer have any one visiting .

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