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The War Department reports over a million Union dead re-interred in forty-one national cemeteries.

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, circa 1990
06/30/1866

Fiscal year ending figures from the War Department showed that forty-one national cemeteries around the eastern United States were in operation and already holding the remains of 104,526 Union casualties from the Civil War.  More sites were under consideration to fulfill the target of interring the more than 250,000 white soldiers and the 20,000 black soldiers who had perished in the conflict.  The Department also reported that more than a million dollars had been spent so far on the project.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Army of the United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 37.

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