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National Cemetery

600 Pearl Street, Alton, IL 62002

(618) 465-6676

Toll-Free: (800) 258-6645

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Overview

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Fought on American soil, the Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. More than three million men fought in this “war between the states” that claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers. An estimated 263 Union soldiers are buried in Alton’s National Cemetery. The men either died of disease at the Alton Hospital or onboard steamboats passing up the Mississippi River.

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