AKA Potters Field
"It is possible that all sickness type deaths in New Orleans were buried in Cypress Grove Cemetery No. 2. Unfortunately, there is much more to this story.
This is not the Cypress Grove Cemetery that is now located on City Park Ave. in New Orleans.
(Cypress Grove #2) is presently located beneath Canal Blvd. adjacent to Greenwood Cemetery. It is believed that ...Confederate soldiers were buried in mass type graves, and that this cemetery also held a number of civilians that were buried pre-war.
There were also a number of Federal soldiers buried here but they were dug up in the 1920's and reburied in Chalmette National Cemetery. Records show the U.S. soldiers that were moved to Chalmette National Cemetery.
The U.S. Government did not relocate the Confederate soldier's graves. The Confederate soldier's graves were not marked and with the growth of New Orleans, Canal Blvd. was paved directly over the cemetery.
It was discovered only recently when Canal Blvd. was being widened that there were graves there. There are no markers and no indication that there ever was a cemetery on this site at this time."
The cemetery was near the Metarie Race Course.
- Added: 29 Oct 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2375611
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