Staunton National Cemetery

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Staunton National Cemetery
Staunton VA National Cemetery Sept 2013.JPG
Staunton National Cemetery is located in Virginia
Staunton National Cemetery
Location 901 Richmond Ave., Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates 38°08′26″N 79°02′59″W / 38.14056°N 79.04972°W / 38.14056; -79.04972Coordinates: 38°08′26″N 79°02′59″W / 38.14056°N 79.04972°W / 38.14056; -79.04972
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 96000034[1]
VLR # 132-0019
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 26, 1996
Designated VLR October 18, 1995[2]

Staunton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the Shenandoah Valley, in Staunton, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses a just over a single acre, and as of the end of 2005 had 994 interments. It is closed to new interments, and is maintained by the Culpeper National Cemetery.

History[edit]

Designated a National Cemetery in September 1868, the original interments consisted of the remains of Union soldiers removed from Staunton's Thornrose Cemetery, several local battlefields, and nearby towns and counties. Many were soldiers who died during the American Civil War at the Battle of Cross Keys, Battle of Port Republic, and the Battle of Piedmont. More than 500 of these soldiers were reinterred as unknowns.[3]

Staunton National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Notable interments[edit]

  • Captain Nicolae Dunca (1837–1862), an officer on the staff of Gen. John C. Fremont[4] and a Romanian by birth, who was killed while carrying a dispatch during the Battle of Cross Keys.

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 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Therese T. Sammartino (September 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Evans House". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Capt Nicolae Dunca at Find a Grave

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