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

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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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Just so there is no confusion: This was not a burial ground for the Confederates who died during the war in New York's prison camps and hospitals. It was apparently created much later by the veterans.
 

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I am of no assistance but having had the opportunity to visit and talk with you I have no doubts that if anyone could find these burial grounds it will be you!
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Pat, I have no recollection of posting that, but obviously I did. The Willow Grove, LI references were both 1892. But, clearly the Confederate Veterans Camp of New York had transferred its burials to Mount Hope -- decidedly not Long Island. It's clearly the same organization.
Where the earlier burial plot was/is remains unknown.
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Have you browsed Find A Grave? Some contributors post histories of cemeteries, name changes, what cemeteries were absorbed into new burial grounds. It'd be tedious but finding a list of men belonging to the New York Confederate Veterans then looking for them on Find A Grave might be helpful.
 

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