The Civil War

Traces of the Civil War lie in almost every corner of the Evergreens’ older sections. Several hundred Civil War veterans – all but one from the Union side – are buried at the Evergreens, including two Medal of Honor recipients. Many regiments from New York fought in the Civil War, and Brooklyn lost its share of sons and husbands in the bloody conflict. In addition, because New York was the base of operations for John Wilkes Booth, the stain of the Lincoln assassination mars the memories of some of the people buried in the Evergreens. For examples of these Civil War stories, click on the links below.

  • The Lincoln Connection , from would-be assassins to Booth’s niece
  • The Twentieth Regiment, the all-black regiment