Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beverly National Cemetery

Beverly National Cemetery, located in Burlington County, New Jersey, was established in 1864. It began as a single acre off of Beverly's Monument Cemetery, purchased from a local resident in 1863 for the purpose of interring Union Army casualties who died in the civil war era Beverly United States Army hospital. Of the original 147 Union soldiers buried at Beverly National Cemetery, only 10 are unknown.
For much of its history, the cemetery handled relatively few interments. But that changed significantly when space became unavailable at Philadelphia National Cemetery, and it is now closed to new interments.

Beverly National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Buried here in Plot: Y, 0, 2617
is Joseph Colbush 

Birth: Feb. 11, 1901, New Jersey,
son of Ignatz & Pauline Kolbush
Death: Nov. 16, 1963, New Jersey
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