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Richmond National Cemetery was opened in 1867, and is now generally closed to new internments. Located about three miles east of the Virginia state capital, this cemetery lies just within the fortification lines constructed by the Confederate army during its defense of Richmond during the Civil War. The first burials were post-war removals from the cemetery at Belle Island Confederate Prison, the battlefields of Cold Harbor and Seven Pines, also Oakwood and Hollywood cemeteries in Richmond, and from various field burial locations in Chesterfield and Hanover counties, Virginia. 5,691 of these were unknown soldiers. Richmond National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.