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national cemetery

noun
1.
a cemetery, maintained by the U.S. government, for persons who have served honorably in the armed forces.
Origin of national cemetery
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • The government had taken possession of the estate for a national cemetery.

    Historic Shrines of America John T. (John Thomson) Faris
  • We make a hurried trip to the national cemetery at Culpeper.

  • Also on the bluff is a national cemetery filled with soldiers' graves, the sad memorial of the War.

  • On the outskirts, a grim memorial of the great conflict, is the national cemetery, with fourteen thousand Union soldiers' graves.

  • In 1866 she secured the erection of a monument to the fallen soldiers in the national cemetery, at Hampton.

    Unitarianism in America George Willis Cooke
  • The 157th remnant lay with the reserve on the site of the present national cemetery.

    Company G A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • His name appears on one of the markers in the national cemetery there.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • A company at 72 (uj') forms the left support of an outpost in hostile country, on the line 70 (vj')—national cemetery (qj').

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