Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is a federal military cemetery in the city of San Diego, California. It is located on the grounds of the former Army coastal artillery station Fort Rosecrans and is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The cemetery is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of Downtown San Diego, overlooking San Diego Bay and the city from one side, and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Fort Rosecrans is named after William Starke Rosecrans, a Union general in the American Civil War. The cemetery was registered as California Historical Landmark #55 on December 6, 1932. The cemetery is spread out over 77.5 acres (31.4 ha) located on both sides of Catalina Blvd.
Many Fort Rosecrans interments date to the early years of the California Republic, including the remains of the casualties of the Battle of San Pasqual, in which 19 of Brigadier Stephen W. Kearny's men and an untold number of Californios lost their lives. Initially, the dead were buried where they fell, but by 1874 the remains had been removed to the San Diego Military Reservation. Eight years later, the bodies were again reinterred at what is now Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In 1922, the San Diego chapter of the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West had a large boulder brought from the battlefield and placed at the gravesite with a plaque affixed that lists the names of the dead.
Marilyn Dam | Jul 6, 2018
My Grandfather is buried there! I was very impressed, when my family was there, years ago!! We live in Florida!
Michael Bennion | May 14, 2018
Resting on a high headland overlooking the wide blue Pacific, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery provides a stunning and appropriate place to inter those who served their nation so long and so well. One cannot help but come away moved.
NiShA WeErA | May 12, 2018
I had to pass the place on my way to lam point Unbelievable attractive place and who ever maintain it keep it very neat
Clay Myers-Bowman | Feb 11, 2018
An amazing and sobering place to visit. It happened to be foggy when we were there which made it all the more poignant. Take your time, wander among the headstones, read the names, and imagine the sacrifice.
Olena Vacha | Jul 16, 2017
This is a very peaceful spot. A true place of respect with a majestic view. Exceptionally well-kept grounds and beautiful views. One side of the hill faces the bay and San Diego and the other side faces the Pacific. Spend some time on your way to the Cabrillo Monument to walk around here and soak in the beauty, peacefulness, and honor of those resting here.Even if you don't know anyone buried here, it is an important place to visit and pay respects to those who have fought and died for us. Thank you to all those who gave their life for our freedom. God bless America!!
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