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Fort Harrison National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located seven miles (11 km) south of the city of Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia. It encompasses only 1.5 acres (6,100 m2), and as of the end of 2005, had 1,570 interments.

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Established after the American Civil War as a place to reinter the Union dead from the various battlefield sites around the area, including from the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. The majority of interments at the cemetery are unknown, and also includes four Confederate prisoners of war that were held at the Fort during the time it was held by the Union.

Notable interments

  • Private George A. Buchanan, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm during the Civil War.

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Coordinates: 37°25′43″N 77°21′59″W / 37.4286°N 77.3665°W / 37.4286; -77.3665

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