Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903

Item

Title

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903

Creator

Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.)

Date

2007

Description

From Ancestry.com, "On March 3, 1873, Congress passed an act that allowed for all honorably discharged veterans of the Civil War to be buried in national military cemeteries. In February of 1879 Congress passed another act which stated that the government would erect the same gravestones for Union soldiers buried in private cemeteries as those buried in national cemeteries.

This database contains over 166,000 cards of headstone contracts provided by the government for deceased Union veterans. A few veterans of the War of 1812 are also included. Most soldiers included in this database died between ca. 1861 and ca. 1903, but the gravestones were erected between ca. 1879 and ca. 1903. The majority of the burials were in private cemeteries. These cemeteries were most likely located in the county of the soldier’s residence."

Language

English

Publisher

Ancestry.com Operations, Inc

Extent

National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845, 22 rolls

Relation

https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1195/

Temporal Coverage

1879-1903

Place

Lehi, UT

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