American Military Cemeteries
A Comprehensive Illustrated Guide to the Hallowed Grounds of the United States, Including Cemeteries OverseasBook - 1992
Abraham Lincoln established the National Cemetery system to ensure that Americas military veterans were properly memorialized. Over three million are now interred, including 763 Medal of Honor recipients, four presidents, astronauts, Indian scouts, camp followers, and spies. This comprehensive reference work provides information on how each national cemetery was chosen, why it was established, and brief stories on notable individuals buried there. Also included are state veterans cemeteries, confederate cemeteries, soldiers lots, monuments, special installations, and lost cemeteries. Appendices contain Memorial Day orders, the history of the Medal of Honor, government headstones and markers, and breakdowns of cemeteries by state and year of establishment.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1992
Characteristics: xv, 512 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm