National Cemeteries: Los Angeles and San Francisco
I enjoy reading other Civil War blogs and recently noticed a posting by Kevin Levin on his Civil War Memory blog about the Los AngelesNationalCemetery. The main feature of the posting was a short You Tube video about the cemetery by historian Joan Waugh. She notes that many Civil War veterans were buried in this cemetery that was established in 1889. Her comments led me to the web page for the cemetery, and it included some interesting facts. Fourteen Medal of Honor recipients are buried there and six of them received their citations as a result of the Civil War. The San FranciscoNationalCemetery, established in 1884, also has a number of Civil War veterans buried there. Thirty-six Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the San FranciscoNationalCemetery and four of those received their medals as a result of a Civil War action. I also learned, much to my surprise, that Union spy Pauline Cushman is buried in the San FranciscoNationalCemetery. If I ever make it out to Los Angeles or San Francisco, I’ll certainly pay a visit to these cemeteries.