Medal of Honor Recipients
Private John Carr, (Civil War) Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., Oct. 29, 1869 (Section KK, Site 16550).
Private Charles P. Cantrell, (Spanish American War) Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry. Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898 (Section 1, Site 132).
Corporal William Franklin Lyell, (Korean War) U.S. Army, Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Near Chup'a-ri, Korea, Aug. 31, 1951 (Section 1, Site 151).
Staff Sergeant Barry A. Sadler, (Vietnam), U.S. Army, he wrote the famous song, "The Ballad of the Green Beret," (Section NN, Site 64).
One of the oldest private markers in the cemetery is a spire located in Section M, Site 16234, which was dedicated in memory of James Leonard of the 1st Kansas Battery. He was killed by guerrillas on Jan. 23, 1864 and interred on Jan. 27, 1864.
Chaplain Erastus M. Cravath, 101st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was interred in Section MM., Site 16694. Chaplain Cravat was one of the founders of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and served for 25 years as its president.
Colonel James W. Lawless of the Kentucky Cavalry was buried in Section MM., Site 10662 on June 25, 1899. Colonel Lawless was born in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 16.
Colonel Edward S. Jones, Commander of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, was also the founder of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia Grand Army of the Republic and served as Commander for many years. He was interred in Section MM, Site 16520 in November 1866.
There are so many men and women interred here who were decorated for their bravery in action that it is impossible to list them all. The American flag is proudly flown 24 hours a day as a symbol of our diligence to ensure that the consecrated grounds of this cemetery will remain a living trust in remembrance of the men and women who are at eternal rest.