State of the Research: Naval Hospital Cemetery Historical Documentation, Naval Station Brooklyn, New York,
NEW YORK NAVAL SHIPYARD BROOKLYN
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The Naval Hospital Cemetery in Brooklyn was established in 1831 and was closed in 1910. In 1926, the Navy disinterred burials from the cemetery and subsequently reinterred them at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, also in Brooklyn. This research effort was conducted by the Navy to address the issue of military burials that are not documented as having been removed from the Naval Hospital Cemetery during the 1926 disinterment action. During the Navys research on the cemetery, discrepancies regarding the number of burials and disinterments at the cemetery, as well as missing, incomplete, and contradictory information, were frequently encountered. These research obstacles have made it impossible for the Navy to provide definitive answers to the stated research goals. However, despite these challenges, a great deal of information was collected, including data on those Sailors, Marines, and members of their families who may not have been disinterred.
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