Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Alexandria National Cemetery
|Location:||209 Shamrock Ave., Pineville, Louisiana|
|Area:||8.2 acres (3.3 ha)|
|Architectural style:||Colonial Revival|
|MPS:||Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS|
|Added to NRHP:||July 9, 1997|
Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Pineville, in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It occupies approximately 8 acres (3.2 ha), and is site to 10,164 interments as of the end of 2005.
In 1867, an 8-acre (3.2 ha) plot was appropriated from local resident to establish the Alexandria National Cemetery. It was originally intended as a place to bury Union soldiers who died in the area during the Civil War, but later, remains from Mount Pleasant, Cheneyville, Yellow Bayou, and Fort Brown, Texas, were re-interred in Alexandria. Of approximately 1378 Civil War burials, 507 are known and 871 are unknown.
Alexandria National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Notable burials 
- There are fifty-seven Buffalo Soldiers interred at the Alexandria National Cemetery.
- Former U.S. Representative Gillis William Long
- Former Alexandria Mayor John K. Snyder is buried in the front row on the left side of the entrance road.
- Major Jacob Brown, for whom Fort Brown, Texas, was named.
- John J. Williams (American Civil War), the last soldier killed in the American Civil War.
- Captain Ira W. Claflin
See also 
- National Cemetery Administration
- Alexandria National Cemetery in Louisiana
- Alexandria National Cemetery at Find A Grave
- Alexandria National Cemetery, 209 East Shamrock Street, Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA at the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)