Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, December 19, 2010 is the Soldiers' Lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
"The soldiers' lot is located in Ayer, Massachusetts, in Section 1, lots 193, 203, 206, and 211, of Woodlawn Cemetery. The federal government purchased the lots from Woodlawn Cemetery in 1918. Most of the 52 men interred in the soldiers' lot died at Fort Devens, which is located nearby. The last interment was made in 1931. All of the interments in the soldiers' lot are known.
"Camp Devens was established in 1917 as part of the World War I mobilization effort. It was named after Major General Charles Devens, a Civil War veteran and Attorney General in the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes. Over the course of World War I, more than 100,000 troops came through the gates of Camp Devens. In 1931, the installation was renamed Fort Devens, and it continued to serve as a post for active duty soldiers until 1996, when it transitioned into an Army Reserve training center."
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|1||Pine Grove Cemetery, Rock River Township, Alger County, Michigan|
|2||Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia|
|3||Woodlawn Monument Site, Terre Haute, Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana|
|4||Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina|
|5||Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland|
|6||Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida|
|7||Tahoma National Cemetery, King County, Washington|
|8||Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia|
|9||New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana|
|10||Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia|
|11||Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, Solano County, California|
|12||Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|
|13||Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina|
|14||Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio|
|15||Veterans Cemetery, Jackson County, Oregon|
|16||National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico|
|17||Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh Township, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina|
|18||South Florida VA National Cemetery, Palm Beach County, Florida|
|19||Soldiers' Lot, Woodlawn Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|
|20||Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina|
|21||Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas|
|22||Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, Wilmington Township, New Hanover County, North Carolina|
|23||Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, Kentucky|
|24||Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona|
|25||Glendale National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|26||Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina|
|27||National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania|
|28||Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas|
|29||National Cemetery, New York City, Brooklyn Borough, Kings County, New York|
|30||Bay Pines National Cemetery, Pinellas County, Florida|
|31||Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010