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.Make Beaufort National Cemetery a part of your Beaufort vacation plans using our Beaufort trip itinerary tool .
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.
Beaufort National Cemetery Reviews
Well maintained national cemetery. Lots of history to explore. You can easily park and walk through the grounds. Has both confederate, union soldiers not to mention Korean, WWII and current conflicts. more »
This place is a fitting memorial to America’s guardians. There is a rich history behind it. It is particularly touching to your here at Christmas time to see the Wreaths Across America. more »
My wife and I visited the cemetery today to see the many wreaths laid by "Wreathes Across America" yesterday. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and the rows upon rows of past veterans was sobering. I served in the Army many years ago and both my father and my wife's father served in WWII.
A fitting resting place to honor our veterans. Final resting place of Ralph Henry Johnson, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. A beautiful and haunting cemetery.
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