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Rev Beriah D. Sprague

Rev Beriah D. Sprague

Birth
Granville, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 1864 (aged 1 month)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section: 1 , Site: 2069
Memorial ID 2598745 · View Source
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Rev. Beriah D,. Sprague died in the McDougal Hospital, New York City, New York Co., NY. He was a PVT US Army and was 50 years old at the time of his death. He was married May 23, 1844 in Schroon, Essex Co., NY to Harrriet Fuller. He was Beriah and Tamer Chapin Sprague's 9th child of 13 children.

History:"Despite the early optimism of both the Union and Confederacy, by summer 1862, it was increasingly evident that the Civil War would be both long and costly. It was also apparent that additional burial grounds would be needed to accommodate the growing number of Union soldiers who died from battle injuries and disease.
While New York City and its outskirts were outside the area of military conflict, numerous hospitals were set up here to care for wounded Union troops. Cypress Hills began as a zone of the Interior Military Cemetery and was located within the boundaries of the large and private Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn. Almost three acres were set aside for the burial of Civil War dead in what became known as Union Grounds. In 1870, the Cypress Hills Cemetery Corporation deeded the property to the United States for a consideration of $9,600. An inspection report of September 1870 indicates that 3,170 Union soldiers and 461 Confederate POWs were already buried there. Most of the interments came from military hospitals in the area. There were also a number of reinterments from cemeteries on Long Island Sound and in Rhode Island.
Prior to 1873, eligibility for burial in a national cemetery was restricted to U.S. soldiers who died as a result of injury or disease during the Civil War."

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BERIAH SPRAGUE
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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2598745
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Beriah D. Sprague (25 Aug 1864–20 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2598745, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .