- Fort Meade National Cemetery
Fort Meade National Cemetery is a
United States National Cemeterylocated near the city of Sturgis in Meade County, South Dakota. It encompasses convert|1.9|acre|m2, and as of the end of 2005, had 188 interments. It is maintained by Black Hills National Cemetery.
First established in
September 24, 1878, by the surviving members of George Armstrong Custer's 7th cavalry, not long after Fort Meade was constructed. It was named for General George Meade. It has been closed to new interments since the end of World War II.
Fort Meade National Cemetery was placed on the
National Register of Historic Placeson May 22, 1973.
*An obelisk monument honors the memory of two soldiers from the 7th cavalry.
*Private Abram B. Brant
Medal of Honorrecipient for action at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, during the Indian Wars.
*Private Albert Knaak, Medal of Honor recipient for action in
Arizona Territoryduring the Indian Wars.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States National Cemetery
* [http://www.cem.va.gov/ National Cemetery Administration]
* [http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/ftmeade.asp Fort Meade National Cemetery]
* [http://www.fortmeademuseum.org/welcome.htm Fort Meade Cavalry Museum]
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