Fort Harrison National Cemetery

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Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Fort Harrison National Cemetery is located in Virginia
Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Nearest city Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°25′42″N 77°22′0″W / 37.42833°N 77.36667°W / 37.42833; -77.36667Coordinates: 37°25′42″N 77°22′0″W / 37.42833°N 77.36667°W / 37.42833; -77.36667
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1866
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000921[1]
VLR # 043-0134
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 10, 1995
Designated VLR April 28, 1995[2]

Fort Harrison National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located seven miles (11 km) south of the city of Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia. It encompasses only 1.5 acres (0.61 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 1,570 interments.

The cemetery was established in 1866. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1][3]

History[edit]

Established after the American Civil War as a place to reinter the Union dead from the various battlefield sites around the area, including from the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. The majority of interments at the cemetery are unknown, and also includes four Confederate prisoners of war that were held at the Fort during the time it was held by the Union.

Notable interments[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Therese T. Sammartino (March 8, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fort Harrison National Cemetery (URL NOT FULLY FIXED YET)". Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2010-05-07. [dead link] and Accompanying photo at Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, undated

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