Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell

Fort McPherson National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, located 4mi south of the village of Maxwell in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, it had over 10,000 interments.
Fort McPherson was established in 1863 as an outpost to protect travellers along the Oregon and California Trails, and to keep the peace with the local Native Americans. It was named for Major General James B. McPherson, who was killed in action at the Battle of Atlanta. A cemetery was created along with the fort. In 1873, were set aside to be a National Cemetery, and the remains interred in the original post cemetery were moved to it.
Twenty-three cemeteries were moved from abandoned frontier forts to Fort McPherson; the last of these was moved from Fort Robinson when it was closed in 1947.
A marble monument, erected in memory of those killed at the Grattan massacre.

Private Daniel Miller, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Arizona Territory during the Indian Wars. Sergeant Emanuel Stance, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Texas during the Indian Wars. Sergeant George Jordan, Medal of Honor recipient for action in New Mexico Territory during the Indian Wars. Private First Class James W. Fous, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Vietnam War. 63 Buffalo soldiers
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  • Easy to get to off I 80. Just before memorial day the cemetery was very well kept up as it probably always is. The remains from various old west forts (Laramie, Robinson etc ) were consolidated to.....  more »
  • Fort McPherson National Cemetery is a beautiful and solemn place to visit. Definitely worth taking some time to stop and wander thru the area. Veterans from the earliest days of the country thru...  more »
  • Clean and well kept. The locator was down.
  • Beautiful well kept cemetery.
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