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Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Quartermaster General. (09/18/1947–08/01/1962). Burial Registers of Military Post and National Cemeteries, compiled ca. 1862–ca. 1960. NAID: 4478151. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives in Washington, D.C.
About U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960
This database contains burial records for National Cemeteries, army posts, and other U.S. veterans’ burial sites.
Many veterans of the U.S. armed services are buried in cemeteries established or maintained by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) or the U.S. Army. The NCA maintains 131 national cemeteries and other smaller burial grounds. The Department of the Army is responsible for Arlington and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. These records also include burial details for soldiers who were disinterred and moved to military cemeteries sometime after their death.
What You May Find in the Records
Burial ledgers and other records in this database vary, but they may include the following details:
- date of death
- cause of death
- age at death
- date of burial
- grave mark/number
- grave location
- original place of burial