Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)

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Alexandria National Cemetery
Location 209 Shamrock Ave., Pineville, Louisiana
Coordinates 31°19′20″N 92°25′57″W / 31.322215°N 92.432399°W / 31.322215; -92.432399
Area 8.2 acres (3.3 ha)
Built 1867
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Federal
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000767[1]
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.

History[edit]

In 1867, an 8-acre (3.2 ha) plot was appropriated from a 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Services for Col. Gaines Saturday; Burial with Military Honors Monday", Minden Press-Herald, February 3, 1989, p. 1

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