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000-9705 Civil War-Era National Cemeteries (MPD)

Civil War-Era National Cemeteries (MPD)
Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Hanover County -- Photo credit: James Brownie/Billie Crenshaw, ca 1995

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 10/18/1995

NRHP Listing Date 10/14/1994

NRHP Reference Number 64500678

This Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPD) facilitates the individual nomination of Civil War-era cemeteries. Many contain the fine architectural examples of a prototype design of lodges that were executed in various local building materials from the same floor plan. The prototype lodges were designed by a significant person associated with facilities during and after the war, Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, Quartermaster General of the Army from 1861 – 1882. Many national cemeteries were established on or near specific Civil War conflict sites. For each of these sixteen cemeteries, an information sheet is attached, which includes the name and date of the conflict, background information on the establishment of the cemetery, and Civil War monuments or memorials within the cemetery.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: May 26, 2022