Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)

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Alexandria National Cemetery
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Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana) is located in the US
Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Location209 Shamrock Ave., Pineville, Louisiana
Coordinates31°19′20″N 92°25′57″W / 31.322215°N 92.432399°W / 31.322215; -92.432399Coordinates: 31°19′20″N 92°25′57″W / 31.322215°N 92.432399°W / 31.322215; -92.432399
Area8.2 acres (3.3 ha)
Built1867
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSCivil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference #97000767[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 9, 1997

Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Pineville, in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It occupies approximately 8 acres (3.2 ha), and is site to 10,164 interments as of the end of 2005.

History[edit]

In 1867, an 8-acre (3.2 ha) plot was appropriated from a local resident to establish the Alexandria National Cemetery. It was originally intended as a place to bury Union soldiers who died in the area during the Civil War, but later, remains from Mount Pleasant, Cheneyville, Yellow Bayou, and Fort Brown, Texas, were re-interred in Alexandria. Of approximately 1378 Civil War burials, 507 are known and 871 are unknown.

Alexandria National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Notable burials[edit]

New Interments[edit]

The cemetery is closed to new interments. Exceptions to this include subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Cemetery policy allows for first-come, first-served waitlist to eligible veterans if burial space becomes available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Services for Col. Gaines Saturday; Burial with Military Honors Monday", Minden Press-Herald, February 3, 1989, p. 1
  3. ^ "Alexandria National Cemetery, LA". Alexandria National Cemetery, LA. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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