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Brooklyn Naval Hospital
Register of Deaths and of Burial Plots
1831 to 1894
This database contains the complete transcription of the information in the Death Register for the period 1831 to 1894. The Register includes the person’s name, age, rank, date of decease, where died, where buried and miscellaneous remarks. The Register is located at the New York City office of the National Archives and Records Administration, but it contains no additional information from that shown in this database
The following sign is located at the cemetery:
“This enclosed area is a preserved part of the original
Brooklyn Naval Hospital Cemetery
The Brooklyn Naval Hospital Cemetery was established in 1831 and closed in 1910. It is estimated that more that 2,000 military service members of all races and creeds and their dependents were buried here. In 1926, the Navy disinterred remains from the cemetery and reinterred them at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn. During field investigations in 1997, additional remains were discovered and preserved in this location. The site is dedicated as a memorial to all those buried here and to all military veterans who bravely served their country.“
The phone number for Cypress Hill National Cemetery information is 631-454-4949.
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