Annapolis National Cemetery

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Annapolis National Cemetery
Annapolis National Cemetery.jpg
Annapolis National Cemetery view
Annapolis National Cemetery is located in Maryland
Annapolis National Cemetery
Annapolis National Cemetery is located in the US
Annapolis National Cemetery
Location800 West St., Annapolis, Maryland
Coordinates38°58′37″N 76°30′21″W / 38.97694°N 76.50583°W / 38.97694; -76.50583Coordinates: 38°58′37″N 76°30′21″W / 38.97694°N 76.50583°W / 38.97694; -76.50583
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSCivil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference #96000608 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 13, 1996

Annapolis National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Annapolis, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It encompasses 4.1 acres (1.7 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 2,994 interments. It is operated and maintained by the Baltimore National Cemetery.


Annapolis National Cemetery is one of the 14 national cemeteries established by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 to accommodate the dead from the American Civil War. The original plot of land was leased, and later purchased, from Judge Nicholas Brewer.[2]

During the Civil War, Annapolis was a Union recruit training center. There was also a parole camp nearby (approximately three miles from what was then the city line) where Union prisoners who had been exchanged for Confederate prisoners were held until they could be returned to their own units. The conditions in the camp were crowded and were not particularly sanitary; many soldiers wound up in one of the army field hospitals at the U.S. Naval Academy and at St. John's College in downtown Annapolis. A large number succumbed to wounds they bore when they arrived, small pox, typhoid fever, dysentery or any of a number of other diseases. Most of the original interments were men who died in the parole camp or the field hospitals. Several Confederate prisoners, and one Russian national, also died in Annapolis and are buried in the cemetery.[3]

Many soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who served during, or died in, subsequent wars - as well as some of their dependents - are also interred there.

Annapolis National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Notable monuments[edit]

There are no monuments at Annapolis National Cemetery. There are only individual gravesite markers.

Notable interments[edit]

  • Charles Edward Kirby, Jr., Private First Class, 24th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for actions during Korea.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Annapolis National Cemetery". US Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
  3. ^ Therese T. Sammartino (March 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Annapolis National Cemetery" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

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