Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans
Front of Greenwood Cemetery with Fireman and Elks tomb monuments in sunset
|No. of interments||103,042|
Greenwood Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cemetery was opened in 1852, and is located on City Park Avenue (formerly Metairie Road) in the Navarre neighborhood. The cemetery has a number of impressive monuments and sculptures. It is one of a group of historic cemeteries in New Orleans.
Notables interred here include:
- Tomb of hundreds of unknown Confederate soldiers.
- Effingham Lawrence, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- several mayors of New Orleans
- Dr. Joseph J. Holt, head of the state board of health in the 1880s
- Confederate Generals Young Marshall Moody, who died of yellow fever in 1866, Thomas M. Scott, and James Argyle Smith
- Confederate supporter and resister of Union occupation William Bruce Mumford, who was hanged for tearing down a United States flag during Union Army occupation of New Orleans during the American Civil War
- Union Army Brigadier General and Brevet Major General William Plummer Benton, who was Collector of Internal Revenue in the City of New Orleans after the Civil War and died of yellow fever in 1867
- jazz musician Leon Roppolo
- novelist John Kennedy Toole
- soprano Thaïs St Julien
- Judge A. J. McNamara of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1982 to 2001 and Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- There are nine British Commonwealth service personnel, registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who are buried or specially commemorated here - four from World War I and five from World War II.
Tomb of jazz musician Nunzio Scaglione
Greenwood Cemetery after Hurricane Katrina (photograph by Jocelyn Augustino)
- "Greenwood Cemetery". Find A Grave. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Linden, Blanche M.G. (2007). Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery. Cambridge, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-55849-571-5. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "Greenwood Cemetery". Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "Dedication of the Confederate Monument, at Greenwood Cemetery, April 10th, 1874 by the Ladies Benevolent Association of Louisiana". Jas. A. Gresham. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "Greenwood Cemetery History". Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- CWGC Cemetery Report, breakdown obtained from casualty record.
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