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Beaufort National Cemetery

1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

This national cemetery was established in 1863 for the burial of Union soldiers who died during the Federal occupation of Beaufort and for the reinterment of Union soldiers' remains from various locations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. More than 9,000 Union soldiers or veterans are buried here; 4,400 of them are unknown, including 2,800 prisoners of war from the camp at Millen, Georgia. Seventeen hundred African-American Union soldiers are also buried at Beaufort National Cemetery. One hundred and seventeen Confederate soldiers are buried here.

 

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Directions

From I-95 take exit 33 to Beaufort; take U.S. Highway 21 south through Pocotaligo, Sheldon, and Garden's Corner; proceed past the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station on left. Beaufort National Cemetery is on the left-hand side of the road 2 miles after the air station.

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Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Office, Monday-Friday: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; Cemetery, Daily: 8:00 AM to sunset. Closed on federal holidays, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Phone

843-524-3925

Website

http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/beaufort.asp »

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