Where Valor Proudly Sleeps-full title

CHAPTER TEN: Special Populations

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James Crowther is one of just two colonels known to be buried at Fredericksburg. His headstone looks like any other.

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Moses Humphrey is one of five black Civil War soldiers known to be buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Early records indicate that two unidentified black Civil War soldiers may also be buried there.

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The cemetery’s most famous black soldier is Dr. Urbane Bass, who died in France during World War I. He is buried in Officers Row next to his wife, Maude.


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The graves of Edith Rose Tench and Annie Florence Lockhart, the only two servicewomen buried in the cemetery.


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Fredericksburg holds the remains of nine sailors, including Edward V. Hill.

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Jack Butler is the only person buried at Fredericksburg who was not an American citizen. A native of England, he served in the British Royal Air Force during World War I. Here he is seen riding in a motorcycle sidecar.


During the war Butler married Doris Tucker, who bore him five children.


After the war Butler returned with his family to Fredericksburg and opened his own business, “Jack’s Garage.”

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The only child known to be buried at Fredericksburg is Arthur Hill, the infant son of Superintendent Richard Hill and his wife, Mary Ann. Arthur and his mother share this grave. Richard is buried next to them.