Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) (1816-1892) Roll of Honor. Names of soliders, victims of the rebellion, buried in the National Cemetery at Alexandria, Virginia
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.318 Author/Creator: Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham) (1816-1892) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book Date: 27 January 1866 Pagination: 1 v. : 69 p. ; 23 x 14.5 cm.
Marked "General Order No. 10" by the Quartermaster General's Office. Submitted by the Quartermaster Brevet Major General Meigs. Says it "is published, by authority of the Secretary of War, for the information of their comrades and friends." Preface, written by Assistant Quartermaster James M. Moore, gives total number of internments: 3,367 white solders, 2 sailors from the United States Navy, 1 white citizen, 2 white females, and 229 colored soldiers, for a total of 3,601. Describes cemetery: "Well-kept gravel walks traverse the grounds, the graves have been sodded, and white tablets, lettered in black, are placed at the head of each, giving name, rank, regiment, and date of death." Names are divided up into the categories referred to above and are in alphabetical order. Gives the grave number, rank, regiment, company, and date of death.
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