Yorktown National Cemetery
Backstory and Context
The cemetery’s website also sites an 1868 inspection made by the U.S. Army reporting that:
The interments number 2,180 of which number 11 officers, 716 white soldiers, four sailors, six colored soldiers, and eight citizens are known and two officers, 1,422 white soldiers, five colored soldiers, and 6 citizens are unknown. Besides the burials at the cemetery, bodies were removed from Williamsburg in James City County, and altogether from twenty‑ seven different places in the surrounding country, within a distance of fifty miles.
The cemetery covers 2.7 acres that are enclosed by a four-foot wall that surrounds the grounds. The cemetery is split into four different burial sections that come to an intersection where artillery cannons are placed. The cemetery is a part of the Colonial National Historical Park.