Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans
The cemetery was opened in 1852, and is located on City Park Avenue (formerly Metairie Road) in the Navarre neighborhood.
The cemetery has a number of impressive monuments and sculptures. Notables interred here include:
- several mayors of New Orleans
- Confederate General Young Marshall Moody, who died of yellow fever in 1866, Thomas M. Scott and James Argyle Smith
- Confederate supporter and resister of Union occupation William Bruce Mumford, who was hanged for tearing down a United States flag during Union Army occupation of New Orleans during the American Civil War
- Union Army Brigadier General and Brevet Major General William Plummer Benton, who was Collector of Internal Revenue in the City of New Orleans after the Civil War and died of yellow fever in 1867
- jazz legend Leon Roppolo
- novelist John Kennedy Toole.
- Judge A. J. McNamara of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1982 to 2001
There are nine British Commonwealth service personnel, registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who are buried or specially commemorated here - four from World War I and five from World War II.
Tomb of jazz musician Nunzio Scaglione
Greenwood Cemetery after Hurricane Katrina (photograph by Jocelyn Augustino)
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