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Springfield National Cemetery

1702 East Seminole Street, Springfield, MO 65804, USA

The cemetery was established in 1876 because of the critical need for suitable burial space for the remains of the men who fell at the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Other remains removed from the original burial sites at Forsyth, Newtonia, Carthage, Pea Ridge, and Springfield were among the early interments. There are 1,514 Union burials in the cemetery, of which 719 are unknown. There are 566 Confederate gravesites in the Confederate section, most of which are unknown. Adjoining the original site was the only Confederate cemetery in Missouri; the two sites are now united. There are monuments to Confederate Gen. Sterling Price; the Federal troops who fought in the Battle of Springfield; Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, who died in the Battle of Wilson's Creek; and a memorial stone in memory of Confederate soldiers, placed where many unknown soldiers are buried.


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From I-44 take Highway 65 south (Branson exit) and proceed to the Sunshine exit. Travel west on Sunshine into Springfield. Proceed to Glenstone Avenue and travel south to Seminole Street; proceed on Seminole Street to cemetery.

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Visitation Hours: dawn - dusk, Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm



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