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Where Valor Proudly Sleeps: A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866–1933
by Donald C Pfanz
Southern Illinois University Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-8093-3645-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-3646-3
Library of Congress Classification E474.85.P43 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 975.5366

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Many books discuss in great detail what happened during Civil War battles. This is one of the few that investigate what happened to the remains of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Where Valor Proudly Sleeps explores a battle’s immediate and long-term aftermath by focusing on Fredericksburg National Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries created by the U.S. government after the Civil War. Pfanz shows how legislation created the National Cemetery System and describes how the Burial Corps identified, collected, and interred soldier remains as well as how veterans, their wives, and their children also came to rest in national cemeteries. By sharing the stories of the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, its workers, and those buried there, Pfanz explains how the cemetery evolved into its current form, a place of beauty and reflection. 
 
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