Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, November 7, 2010 is the Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City Precinct, Pulaski County, Illinois.
"Mound City National Cemetery is located in Pulaski County, approximately one mile from Mound City, Ill. This area was the home of large naval shipyards that provided warships to the Union’s Mississippi Squadron during the Civil War. The Mississippi Squadron was composed of 80 vessels including the famous ironclads USS Cairo, USS Cincinnati, and USS Mound City.
"Mound City was also the site of a large Civil War hospital complex. Originally, the city’s hotel and foundry were converted to hospitals to house both Union and Confederate wounded pouring into the city in the wake of battles at Shiloh, Vicksburg and elsewhere. In April 1862, the gunboat Mound City captured the steamer Red Rover, which had been used as a Confederate floating barracks. Union officials refitted the vessel as a hospital ship and assigned it to the U.S. Naval hospital at Mound City. The Red Rover sailed with the Mississippi Squadron in its engagements. Although the shipyards have largely vanished, one hospital building remains near the Ohio River levee.
"In 1864, the federal government designated a plot of land near the general hospital to serve as a national cemetery. The original 1,644 interments at Mound City National Cemetery were men who had died there. Later interments would include casualties of battles at Cairo, Ill.; Belmont, Mo.; and Paducah, Ky. An 1871 report by the inspector of national cemeteries lists approximately 2,300 known service men interred at Mound City and over 2,400 unknowns.
"Mound City National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997."
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|1||Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside County, California|
|2||Quincy National Cemetery, Quincy, Quincy Township, Adams County, Illinois|
|3||Fort Custer National Cemetery, Ross Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan|
|4||Finns Point National Cemetery, Pennsville Township, Salem County, New Jersey|
|5||Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell Precinct, Lincoln County, Nebraska|
|6||Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|
|7||Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City Precinct, Pulaski County, Illinois|
|8||West Virginia National Cemetery, Taylor County, West Virginia|
|9||Lebanon National Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky|
|10||Rock Island National Cemetery, Moline Township, Rock Island County, Illinois|
|11||Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, Big Rock Township, Pulaski County, Arkansas|
|12||San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Merced County, California|
|13||Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Center Township, Grant County, Indiana|
|14||Port Hudson National Cemetery, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|
|15||Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Russell County, Alabama|
|16||Mill Springs National Cemetery, Pulaski County, Kentucky|
|17||Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Springfield Township, Greene County, Missouri|
|18||Saint Augustine National Cemetery, Saint Augustine, Saint Johns County, Florida|
|19||Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Alton Township, Madison County, Illinois|
|20||Staunton National Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia|
|21||Soldiers' Lot, Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Mound City Township, Linn County, Kansas|
|22||Soldiers' Lot, Baxter Springs Cemetery, Spring Valley Township, Cherokee County, Kansas|
|23||Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamón, Hato Tejas Barrio, Bayamón Municipio, Puerto Rico|
|24||Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California|
|25||Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee|
|26||Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia|
|27||Crown Hill Confederate Plot, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana|
|28||Soldiers' Lot, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine|
|29||Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso County, Texas|
|30||Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010