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Where valor proudly sleeps : a history of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933 / Donald C. Pfanz.

Author/creator Pfanz, Donald author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2018]
Descriptionxvi, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Engaging the Civil War
Engaging the Civil War. ^A1350504
Contents Introduction: The National Cemetery System -- Wartime Burials -- Postwar Burials in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House -- A Call to Action -- The Creation of Fredericksburg National Cemetery -- Toward a More Permanent Cemetery -- The Superintendent's Lodge and Other Buildings -- Refinements -- Cemetery Employees -- Interments -- Special Populations -- Stories -- Memorial Day Commemorations -- Epilogue: Fredericksburg National Cemetery under the NPS -- Appendix 1: Key Orders and Legislation in Establishing National Cemeteries -- Appendix 2: The Bivouac of the Dead.
Abstract "This book explores a battle's immediate and long-term aftermath through a focus on Fredericksburg National Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries created by the U.S. government after the Civil War. By sharing the stories of the cemetery, its bodies, and its workers, Pfanz explains how the cemetery evolved into its current form"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017027465
ISBN0809336456 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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