Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, December 9, 2010 is the New Albany National Cemetery in New Albany, New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana.

"New Albany National Cemetery is located New Albany, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. Founded just below the Falls of the Ohio, New Albany was first settled in the early 1800s by farmers who recognized the town’s potential as a transportation and ship-building hub. The first settlers in the region named the territory after the capital of their home state, New York. Prior to construction of the locks on the Louisville side of the river, New Albany was one of the largest cities in the Midwest due to its river location. Riverboat building and glass manufacturing were important industries. In 1858, Ashbel P. Willard, governor of Indiana and a New Albany resident, dedicated the Floyd County Fairground, and the following year the Indiana State Fair came to town. During the Civil War, the fairground was converted into Camp Noble where local regiments were mustered. New Albany became a strategic supply and training center for the Union troops fighting in the South, and a hospital center for the wounded being sent north, as well as part of the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping from the South.

"New Albany National Cemetery was established in 1862 to accommodate the burial of soldiers posted at the training center. It was also intended for the reinterment of Union soldiers who died in local hospitals and were buried in nearby gravesites and soldier’s plots. Most of the reinterments came from West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. The original 5.5 acres were purchased from Dr. Charles Bowman in early 1862. By November 1870, more than 2,000 known dead and 698 unknowns were buried at New Albany. According to a 1870s inspection report, the African-American men of the U.S. Colored Troops were buried in segregated sections from their fellow soldiers.

"Today a suburban residential community envelops the cemetery, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999."

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December 2010

1Pine Grove Cemetery, Rock River Township, Alger County, Michigan
2Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia
3Woodlawn Monument Site, Terre Haute, Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana
4Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina
5Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland
6Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
7Tahoma National Cemetery, King County, Washington
8Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia
9New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana
10Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia
11Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, Solano County, California
12Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
13Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
14Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio
15Veterans Cemetery, Jackson County, Oregon
16National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico
17Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh Township, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
18South Florida VA National Cemetery, Palm Beach County, Florida
19Soldiers' Lot, Woodlawn Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
20Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina
21Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
22Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, Wilmington Township, New Hanover County, North Carolina
23Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, Kentucky
24Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
25Glendale National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia
26Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina
27National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania
28Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas
29National Cemetery, New York City, Brooklyn Borough, Kings County, New York
30Bay Pines National Cemetery, Pinellas County, Florida
31Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010