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Coordinates: 29°25′10″N 98°27′53″W / 29.419414°N 98.464794°W / 29.419414; -98.464794 San Antonio National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. It encompasses 3.7 acres (1.5 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 3,163 interments.

History

San Antonio National Cemetery was a part of the city's cemetery, which was deeded to the federal government 1867. The first interments were Civil War Union soldiers reinterred from the city cemetery and outlying cemeteries, over 300 of which are unknown.

San Antonio National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Notable monuments

  • A monument dedicated to the unknown dead buried in the cemetery. Erected in 1912.

Notable interments

Four Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the cemetery as unknowns:

  • Private William H. Barnes, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in the Civil War.
  • Private George W. Smith, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Corporal John J. Given, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • Sergeant William De Armond, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Indian Wars.
  • 281 Buffalo Soldiers

See also

External links

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