KDHX On Demand

Jefferson Barracks Memorial Cemetery

May 28, 2012 by Vet Net Publisher

Jefferson Barracks Memorial Cemetery

5-28-2012

Jefferson Barracks, one of the National Cemetery Administrations oldest interment sites, has served as a burial place soldiers from all wars. The original military post was built south of St. Louis, Mo., on the banks of the Mississippi River to replace Fort Bellefontaine. Selected for its strategic geographic location, the post was opened in 1826. Jefferson Barracks became the army’s first permanent base west of the Mississippi River.

447 Views
112 Likes

Categories

KDHX Podcasts

See All Tags

Tags

This does not have any associated tags.