Memorial Day at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

There was a nice feature today in the Huffington Post about all the effort that has gone into remembering the Civil War veterans buried at Brooklyn’s beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery.  Here’s the link.

The cemetery’s website has this to say about Sunday’s event:

“On Sunday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m., Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery will glow with the light from 4,500 candlelit graves of Civil War veterans as the Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a series of commemorative events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Hundreds of musicians, uniformed re-enactors, historians, descendants, and members of the community will gather to participate in these unique tributes. Green-Wood is serving as a Civil War Sesquicentennial Headquarters in New York as our nation marks this historic milestone. More than 4,500 Civil War veterans are interred at Green-Wood.”

A full schedule of events is available here.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes. I am also the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel Lost Angels and the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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