Does anyone know anything about the "Long Island" New York Confederate burial ground at Willow Grove

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Pat Young

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@John Hartwell let me know that there was a Confederate Veteran camp in New York City in the 1890s and that there is a reference to them starting a Confederate burial ground at "Willow Grove Cemetery, on Long Island." We could not figure out what "Willow Grove Cemetery" was, since we did not see any online references to it.

I would point out that while today the term "Long Island" typically is used to mean Nassau and Suffolk counties, back then Brooklyn and Queens would also have been described as "Long Island."

You can find the reference to the NYC camp here:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086284429;view=1up;seq=5

Here is the reference to the cemetery:

willow grove cemetery.JPG
 
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