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2nd Lieut. Giles Merrill gravestone

Civil War: Company H, 7th California Infantry

Status: Located

Owner of originalFind A Grave Memorial #3535804
PlaceSan Francisco National Cemetery
File nameMERRILL Giles.jpg
File Size383.73k
Dimensions1199 x 1796
Linked to2nd Lieut. MERRILL Giles (Burial); 2nd Lieut. MERRILL Giles (Burial)

San Francisco National Cemetery (Presidio), San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Notes: This hallowed ground, established December 12, 1884, by a general order signed by command of Lieutenant General Sheridan and Adjutant General R. C. Drum became the first West Coast cemetery to be part of the national cemetery system. The first interment was July 23, 1852 and it became a National Cemetery in 1884. This cemetery is closed to new interments.

On July 19, 1922, 38 bodies were unearthed in an isolated spot of the Presidio. The bones were believed the remains of early Spanish conquistadores who founded the local fortification. The bodies of 474 unknown dead sent here from early Western frontier camps and stations in the Philippine islands have been buried in one grave. In all, the National Cemetery lists 510 unknown bodies.

San Francisco National Cemetery (Presidio)

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