Grafton National Cemetery

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Grafton National Cemetery



Grafton National Cemetery
Rt. 2, Box 127
Grafton, WEST VIRGINIA 26354
TAYLOR County

Contact phone: 304-265-2044
Web site: http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/grafton.asp
Latitude: 39.376
Longitude: -80.17114

This cemetery was established in 1867 by congressional legislation to offer a final resting place for the men who died during the Civil War. The remains of Union soldiers were removed from temporary graves in West Virginia as well as several Union dead from Kentucky. Of the 1,215 graves, 664 are unknown and some are Confederate soldiers. Notably the grave of Private T. Bailey Brown, the first Union soldier to be killed by a Confederate, is located here.


 

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