Santa Fe National Cemetery

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Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe National Cemetery.jpg
Santa Fe National Cemetery, 2008.
Details
Year established 1870
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
Country United States
Coordinates 35°41′55″N 105°56′56″W / 35.698536°N 105.949016°W / 35.698536; -105.949016
Type United States National Cemetery
Size 78.6 acres (31.8 ha)
Number of interments > 39,000
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Santa Fe National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It encompasses 78.6 acres (31.8 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 39,695 interments. It is one of only two national cemeteries in New Mexico (the other being Fort Bayard National Cemetery).

History[edit]

Though New Mexico only played a small part in the American Civil War, the cemetery was created after the war to inter the Union soldiers who died fighting there, primarily at the Battle of Glorieta Pass. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe donated the land to the federal government in 1870. In 1876 its status was changed to a post cemetery, but in 1885 it became a national cemetery once again.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • Memorial made of granite and bronze dedicated to World War II Glider Pilots, erected in 1994.
  • Memorial to "Women Who Served in the Navy" erected in 1995.
  • The China-Burma-India Veterans Memorial, dedicated to World War II veterans, erected in 2002.

Notable interments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simonich, Milan (2012-07-02). "Navajo Code Talker Willeto laid to rest". Texas-New Mexico Newspapers (The Deming Headlight). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 

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