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Coordinates: 37°01′10″N 76°20′05″W / 37.019447°N 76.334767°W / 37.019447; -76.334767 Hampton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Hampton, Virginia. It encompasses 27.1 acres (110,000 m2), and as of the end of 2005, had 27,799 interments.

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History

The first burials took place in the cemetery in 1862, and were primarily Union soldiers who died in service or at the hospital at Fort Monroe. It became a National Cemetery in 1866. While primarily for Union soldiers, it also has the interments of 272 Confederate soldiers in their own section.

Hampton National Cemetery has the interred remains of World War II prisoners of war, 55 German and 5 Italian. It also has the remains of 28 sailors from the German submarine U-85, which was sunk by USS Roper off Cape Hatteras in 1942.

Hampton National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1996.

Notable monuments

  • The Union Soldiers Monument, a 65' tall granite obelisk.

Notable interments

See also

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