Freedmen's Cemetery

Freedmen's Cemetery (HM1AH2)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.68', W 77° 2.962'

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Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alexandria confiscated for use as a burying ground an abandoned pasture from a family with Confederate sympathies. About 1,700 freed people, including infants and black Union soldiers, were interred here before the last recorded burial in January 1869. Most of the deceased had resided in what was known as Old Town and in nearby rural settlements. Despite mid-twentieth-century construction projects, many burial sites remain undisturbed. A list of those interred here has also survived.
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HM NumberHM1AH2
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Marker NumberE-109
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322021 N 4295985
Decimal Degrees38.79466667, -77.04936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.68', W 77° 2.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 40.80" N, 77° 2' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 714 Church St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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