Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort

4.7
#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Beaufort
Beaufort National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Beaufort County, in the city of Beaufort, South Carolina. Managed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had over 19,000 interments.
The original interments in the cemetery were men who died in nearby Union hospitals during the occupation of the area early in the Civil War, mainly in 1861, following the Battle of Port Royal. Battlefield casualties from around the area were also reinterred in the cemetery, including over 100 Confederate soldiers. It became a National Cemetery with the National Cemetery Act by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The remains of 27 Union prisoners of war were reinterred from Blackshear Prison following the war.
Beaufort National Cemetery now has interments from every major American conflict, including the Spanish–American War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.
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  • I drove through because the it was a pretty sight with the Christmas wreaths placed in front of each tombstone. I did some research on-line and found this to have tremendous history! I neat little.....  more »
  • As national Cemeteries go, this one is very small. There are graves sites going back many years. A chance to stroll and honor those who served and some who made that ultimate sacrifice.  more »
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  • Beautiful resting place for my son. The grounds are well maintained and the ground staff is so polite. They are currently laying fresh sod in my sons section and it will look so nice when it's all done.
  • Beautiful and honoring service, just as my dad wanted it.

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