Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1869. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 193,  pages. Tabular information. VERY RARE surviving copy of Civil War and Washington, D.C. Front cover worn and discolored at spine. Cover has some creasing, soiling and chipping. Spine torn. Tape residue present. Edge tears noted. Front and back covers separated by present. . Ex-library with some of the usual library stamps and marking. The United States National Cemetery System is a system of 164 cemeteries in the United States and its territories. The authority to create military burial places came during the American Civil War, in an act passed by the U. S. Congress on July 17, 1862. The Department of the Army maintains 2 national cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. This roll of names of soldiers--victims of the rebellion--interred in the several soldier cemeteries at the capital of the United States was published for the information of their comrades and friends. This includes the grounds of the United States Military Asylum, Harmony, Battle, and New National Cemeteries, such as Arlington. The United States Military Asylum cemetery contains about six acres of land, divided into blocks, divided into ranges, and subdivided into single graves. The first interment took place August 3, 1861, and the space allotted was filled May 13, 1864. It contains five thousand two hundred and eleven graves. The Harmony Cemetery was located on Bladensburg road. It opened February 17, 1863 and was reserved for this who died of contagious diseases. The Battle Cemetery derived its name from the sharp engagement which took place around its site on the 12th July, 1964. [The Battle of Fort Stevens or Jubal Early's Raid.] The graves of those who fell in repulsing the rebel attack on on Washington are placed in a circle with a flag-staff in the center, from which the emblem of our nationality waves over the remains of those who died in its defense. [This is reportedly the Nation's smallest National Cemetery.] Since the closing of the United States Military Asylum Cemetery interments were made at Arlington, VA., upon the estate formerly the residence of the rebel general R. E. Lee. It opened May 13, 1864 and as of June 30, 1865 held five thousand and three bodies. In these grounds rest, also, the remains of many of those who have died in Washington as prisoners of war, and who received in hospitals and after death the same care and attention as our own soldiers. Condition: Fair.
Keywords: Civil War, Military Roster, Roll of Honor, Casualties, Genealogy, Necrology, Burial, Internment, Arlington National Cemetery, Battle Cemetery, Harmony Cemetery, United States Military Asylum Cemetery, Fort Stevens, Soldiers' Home