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Where Valor Proudly Sleeps : A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866–1933

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Many books discuss in great detail what happened during Civil War battles. This is one of the few that investigate what happened to the remains of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Where Valor Proudly Sleeps explores a battle’s immediate and long-term aftermath by focusing on Fredericksburg National Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries created by the U.S. government after the Civil War. Pfanz shows how legislation created the National Cemetery System and describes how the Burial Corps identified, collected, and interred soldier remains as well as how veterans, their wives, and their children also came to rest in national cemeteries. By sharing the stories of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, its workers, and those buried there, Pfanz explains how the cemetery evolved into its current form, a place of beauty and reflection. 
 
Number of Pages: 253
Genre: History, Social Science
Series Title: Engaging the Civil War
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Author: Donald C. Pfanz
Language: English
Street Date: March 26, 2018
TCIN: 53505226
UPC: 9780809336456
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-4662
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