Where Valor Proudly Sleeps: A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933

Where Valor Proudly Sleeps: A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933

by Donald C Pfanz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809336456
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Series: Engaging the Civil War Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 890,511
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Donald C. Pfanz has written five books, including Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier’s Life and War So Terrible: A Popular History of the Battle of Fredericksburg. In his thirty-two-year career with the National Park Service, he worked at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, and Fort Sumter National Monument. 

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: The National Cemetery System 1

1 Wartime Burials 5

2 Postwar Burials in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House 22

3 A Call to Action 36

4 The Creation of Fredericksburg National Cemetery 47

5 Toward a More Permanent Cemetery 56

6 The Superintendent's Lodge and Other Buildings 72

7 Refinements 86

8 Cemetery Employees 105

9 Interments 120

10 Special Populations 129

11 Stories 143

12 Memorial Day Commemorations 164

Epilogue: Fredericksburg National Cemetery under the National Park Service 178

Appendix 1 Key Orders and Legislation in Establishing National Cemeteries 185

Appendix 2 "The Bivouac of the Dead" 189

Notes 193

Bibliography 233

Index 245

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