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Annapolis National Cemetery

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Architect  unknown
NRHP Reference #  96000608
Phone  +1 410-644-9696
Burials  Thomas Jones
Architectural style  Colonial Revival
Area  2 ha
Added to NRHP  13 June 1996
Annapolis National Cemetery
Location  800 West St., Annapolis, Maryland
MPS  Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
Address  800 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Similar  Alexandria National Cemetery, New Albany National, Cypress Hills National, Mobile National Cemetery, Alton National Cemetery

Annapolis national cemetery


Annapolis National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Annapolis, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It encompasses 4.1 acres (1.7 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 2,994 interments. It is operated and maintained by the Baltimore National Cemetery.

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History

Annapolis National Cemetery is one of the 14 national cemeteries established by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 to accommodate the dead from the American Civil War. The original plot of land was leased, and later purchased, from Judge Nicholas Brewer.

During the Civil War, Annapolis was a Union recruit training center. There was also a parole camp nearby (approximately three miles from what was then the city line) where Union prisoners who had been exchanged for Confederate prisoners were held until they could be returned to their own units. The conditions in the camp were crowded and were not particularly sanitary; many soldiers wound up in one of the army field hospitals at the U.S. Naval Academy and at St. John's College in downtown Annapolis. A large number succumbed to wounds they bore when they arrived, small pox, typhoid fever, dysentery or any of a number of other diseases. Most of the original interments were men who died in the parole camp or the field hospitals. Several Confederate prisoners, and one Russian national, also died in Annapolis and are buried in the cemetery.

Many soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who served during, or died in, subsequent wars - as well as some of their dependents - are also interred there.

Annapolis National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Notable monuments

  • Annapolis National Cemetery has a monument dedicated to the unknown soldiers of the Civil War.
  • Notable interments

  • Thomas Jones, recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in the American Civil War
  • John DeMay, Captain, Company D, 5th Infantry, 1st Air Cavalry. Awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, two Purple Hearts, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal for actions in the Vietnam War.
  • Charles Edward Kirby, Jr., Private First Class, 24th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for actions during World War II.
  • References

    Annapolis National Cemetery Wikipedia


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