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#55:  Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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Location:

Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma, San Diego

32.6888,-117.245228

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

From the Department of Veterans Affairs

Notes:

Plaque and cemetery grounds accessible during operating hours. Much of cemetery is visible from outside the gates. Plaque may be partially visible from outside gates.


Plaque Text:

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in 1934 and was placed under the Veterans Administration National Cemetery System in 1973. Over 50,000 who served the U.S. honorably in war and peace lie here.

First registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus May 28, 1990



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