Medal of Honor Recipients
Sergeant Troy A. McGill, (World War II) U.S. Army, Troop G, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Los Negros Islands, Admiralty Group, March 4, 1944. Sergeant McGill was returned to the U.S. from the Air Force Mausoleum Manila #1, Philippine Island and interred at Knoxville on Jan. 25, 1951 (Section B, Grave 6294).
Private Timothy Spillane, (Civil War) Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Hatcher's Run, Va., Feb. 5-7, 1865 (Section A, Grave 3319).
Among those interred at Knoxville National Cemetery is Brigadier General Robert Reese Neyland, retired US Army. While General Neyland was attending West Point Military Academy, he was an aide to the Commandant of West Point, General Douglas Macarthur. After he assumed his military duties he was assigned as an ROTC instructor at the University of Tennessee, where he also served as football coach. During World War II General Neyland was recalled to serve his country. He was elevated to the rank of Brigadier General at that time and was one of the top-ranking officers in the China-Burma-India field of operation. Brigadier General Robert Reese Neyland and his wife Ada are interred in Section X, Grave 16A.
We have several group burials in Knoxville National Cemetery:
13 are interred in Section X, Grave 7, 8, 9 A/B from World War II.
5 are interred in Section X, Grave 46 A/B from World War II.
3 are interred in Section X, Grave 31 A/B from World War II.
6 are interred in Section X, Grave 57 A/B from World War II.
4 are interred in Section X, Grave 58 A from World War II.
19 are interred in Section C, Grave 3255 war period is unknown.
US Confederate Soldier:
Captain George M. Coleman, Company D, 9th Kentucky Regiment, Civil War (Section D, Grave 2538).