“Here let the brave repose…”

June 1, 2022

Veterans are among those buried and remembered throughout Mount Auburn’s 175 acres. We thank and honor each of these men and women for their bravery and for their service. Learn more about the lives and stories of some of these individuals below.

Stories of Service

Through their stories of service, Mount Auburn’s veterans help us to better understand the conflicts in which they served.

Revolutionary War Veterans

On July 4, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence granted the thirteen states independence from Great Britain. The Revolutionary War set the stage for the declaration, and 12 of the war’s veterans are now buried or memorialized at Mount Auburn. We commemorate these heroes who risked their lives in the pursuit of liberty.

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Civil War Veterans

There are more than 900 individuals buried or memorialized at Mount Auburn with service records tied to the Civil War. These figures include those who fought and those who served in non-combatant roles. 

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Using data compiled by Mount Auburn volunteers, the Cemetery has mapped the burial locations of more than 1,500 people who served in conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the First World War. Explore our online map to learn more about these individuals and their military service.

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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