Mobile National Cemetery

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Magnolia Cemetery including Mobile National Cemetery
Mobile National Cemetery.JPG
A portion of Mobile National Cemetery.
Mobile National Cemetery is located in Alabama
Mobile National Cemetery
Location Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°40′22″N 88°03′45″W / 30.67278°N 88.06250°W / 30.67278; -88.06250Coordinates: 30°40′22″N 88°03′45″W / 30.67278°N 88.06250°W / 30.67278; -88.06250
Area 91 acres (37 ha)
Built 1866
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 86003757[1][2]
Added to NRHP 13 June 1986 [1]

Mobile National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Mobile, Alabama. It encompasses 5.2 acres (2.1 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 5,326 interments. It is an annex to the larger Magnolia Cemetery.[3] Mobile National Cemetery is administered by Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, and is currently closed to new interments.[4]

History[edit]

Mobile National Cemetery was established in 1865, when Union troops occupied the city of Mobile after the Battle of Mobile Bay, during the Civil War.[4] Initially, casualties of the battle were interred in a section of the city owned Magnolia Cemetery, but they quickly had a need for more space and a plot of 3 acres (1.2 ha) was granted to the Army by the city in 1866.[4] By 1871, the cemetery had 841 interments, mostly soldiers whose remains were moved from other nearby battlefield sites.[4]

Mobile National Cemetery was listed, along with the rest of Magnolia Cemetery, on the National Register of Historic Places on 13 June 1986.[1]

Notable monuments[edit]

Notable interments[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Alabama - Mobile County". "Nationalhistoricalregister.com". Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  3. ^ Sledge, John Sturdivant. Cities of Silence: A Guide to Mobile's Historic Cemeteries, pages 24-26. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2002.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Mobile National Cemetery". "U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs". Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  5. ^ John Dury New at Find a Grave

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