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Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 190 reviews on the web
Beaufort National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Beaufort County, in the city of Beaufort, South Carolina. Managed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had over 19,000 interments.HistoryThe original interments in the cemetery were men who died in nearby Union hospitals during the occupation of the area early in the Civil War, mainly in 1861, following the Battle of Port Royal. Battlefield casualties from around the area were also reinterred in the cemetery, including over 100 Confederate soldiers. It became a National Cemetery with the National Cemetery Act by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The remains of 27 Union prisoners of war were reinterred from Blackshear Prison following the war.Beaufort National Cemetery now has interments from every major American conflict, including the Spanish–American War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.
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  • We stopped by for a bit to pay our respects to the many interred in this cemetery. Since we are a military, we made it a point to leave a penny on some of the soldiers markers. 
  • I try to visit all the national cemeteries that I come across and was glad that I was able to make a stop at the one in Beaufort. My favorite part was the memorial to the 19 black union soldiers that ...  read more »
  • Very clean, well laid out, inviting, much larger than imagined. We spent a couple of hours there and could spend more. Something for Beaufort to be proud of. 
  • My wife's father is laid to rest here and we are so proud of BNC for accepting his WWII honorable service with the US Army. There's not many places in which a black man who served his country can rest in dignity and peace while being honored by his country. We loved him and miss him and may God continue to bless his soul. Thank you Lord for all our great land and National Cemeteries but especially the Beaufort National Cemetery.
  • it beautiful and i am from South Carolina born and raised I want this to be my final resting place for me and my wife. need more information.
  • Because our loved ones are there. Everyone is so helpful and reverent in all they do.
  • Tomorrow is father's day and they don't open the gates on the weekends. How messed up is that?
  • a southern smaller Arlington cemetery honoring our fallen heroes.
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