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Looking for a Civil War cemetery at Togus, Maine.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: While going through the pension file for my great-great Uncle I have a location at a cemetery he was buried in.  Do you know why he was buried in Togus, Maine if he did not live there?

 

Answer: The Eastern Branch of the Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Togus is actually in Chelsea, Maine.  It served as the residence where many New England Civil War veterans lived starting in 1866. Some veterans and their spourses are buried in the cemetery located there.  The actual records for Soldiers Home survive and are on National Archives microfilm and also on Ancestry.com.  Since you have a burial location the following cemetery map may be of some use to you: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/maps/togus822.pdf   If you would like to confirm other burials at the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a Nationwide database which includes Togus at: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1


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