Mound City National Cemetery

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Mound City National Cemetery
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Mound City National Cemetery is located in Illinois
Mound City National Cemetery
Location Jct. of IL 37 and US 51, Mound City, Illinois
Coordinates 37°5′8″N 89°9′47″W / 37.08556°N 89.16306°W / 37.08556; -89.16306Coordinates: 37°5′8″N 89°9′47″W / 37.08556°N 89.16306°W / 37.08556; -89.16306
Built 1864
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
MPS MPL020 - Civil War Era National Cemeteries
NRHP Reference # 97001174[1]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1997[1]

Mound City National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near Mound City, in Pulaski County, Illinois. It encompasses 10.5 acres (4.2 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 8,098 interments. It is administered by Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.[2] This cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

During the American Civil War, Mound City had a large veteran hospital complex. The cemetery was used to inter both Union and Confederate soldiers who died while under care at the hospital. After it was officially declared a National Cemetery in 1864, several nearby battlefield cemeteries arranged to have their remains reinterred there.[3]

Mound City National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Illinois State Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a marble monument erected in 1874.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Mound City National Cemetery". National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sammartino, Therese T. (July 23, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Mound City National Cemetery". National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 

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