Beverly National Cemetery
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|Location||Beverly, New Jersey|
|Owned by||US Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Size||64.6 acres (26.1 ha)|
|Number of graves||49,080|
|Website||Beverly National Cemetery|
|Find a Grave||Beverly National Cemetery|
Beverly National Cemetery
|Nearest city||Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey|
|Area||64.4 acres (261,000 m2)|
|Architect||Meigs, Montgomery C.|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian, Second Empire|
|Governing body||VETERANS ADMINISTRATION|
|MPS||Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1997|
Beverly National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Beverly, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It encompasses 64.6 acres (26.1 ha), and as of the end of 2008, had 49,080 interments.
The original cemetery was only a single acre off of Beverly's Monument Cemetery, purchased from a local resident in 1863 for the purpose of interring Union Army casualties who died in the Beverly United States Army hospital (run for the duration of the Civil War). Additional land was acquired in 1936, 1937, 1948, and 1951. It served as a burial ground only for those veterans who died in nearby hospitals, until space in the nearby Philadelphia National Cemetery became limited, and many interments that would have been made there were made at Beverly instead. Beverly National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
- Hospital Corpsman Third Class Edward Clyde Benfold, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Korean War.
- Sergeant First Class Nelson Vogel Brittin, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Korean War.
- Private First Class John W. Dutko, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Italy during World War II.
- First Sergeant Bernard A. Strausbaugh, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Second Battle of Petersburg during the Civil War.
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- United States National Cemetery
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Burlington County, New Jersey
- National Cemetery Administration
- Beverly National Cemetery
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beverly National Cemetery
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. NJ-2, "Beverly National Cemetery"
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