National Cemetery Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

National Cemetery Collection, 1502 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains the deed for Winchester, VA’s National Cemetery along with a brochure, news clippings, and other materials relating to the cemetery. Also included is a record of interments.
(1 box) Last updated 04/2008

Biographical/Historical: The National Cemetery, located in Winchester, VA, was dedicated in 1866. Its five acres contain the graves of 4491 Union dead and 2381 unknown dead. The cemetery grounds contain special monuments set up by Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, memorials to the 6th Army Corps, the regimental monuments of the 3rd and 34th Massachusetts, the 12th, 13th, and 18th Connecticut, the 114th New York, the 123rd Ohio, and the 8th Vermont. See http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/winchester.htm, which is listed in Internet Explorer Favorites on computers in the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Reading Room.

Cite As: National Cemetery Collection, 1502 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Deed to Purchase land for Cemetery, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy), 2 copies

National Cemetery–brochure, 5 items

National Cemetery–news clippings

National Cemetery–Nomination for National Register of Historic Places, 1 item, 29 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

National Cemetery–Record of Interments, 1 item, typescript (bound)

114th New York Monument – Dedication, October 19, 1864, compiled by O. H. Curtis, 49 leaves, printed (photocopy), Do not reproduce or publish in entirety without permission from New Berlin Library, New Berlin, NY