U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970


U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970
U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941
Applications for Headstones, compiled 01/01/1925 - 06/30/1970, documenting the period ca. 1776 - 1970
Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92. National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.)
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From Ancestry.com, "This collection contains applications for headstones to be provided for deceased U.S. military personnel.

Historical Background

National cemeteries in the U.S. trace their origins back to 1862, when the government began to establish cemeteries to honor Union war dead. Over time, the government expanded burial honors and benefits available to honorably discharged U.S. soldiers. NARA’s guide to the applications contained in M1916 explains:

On March 3, 1873, Congress granted burial rights in national military cemeteries to all honorably discharged veterans of the Civil War (17 Stat. 605). An act of Congress of February 3, 1879 (20 Stat. 281), extended the privilege of government-provided gravestones to soldiers buried in private cemeteries."
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