Grave of Captain J.J. Clinch
Captain Joseph John Clinch
served at a variety of posts on
the Southern frontier.
Confederate Section
A number of Confederate
soldiers who died in 1862-
1862 are buried at Barrancas
National Cemetery.
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida - Barrancas National Cemetery, Florida - Barrancas National Cemetery, Florida
Barrancas National Cemetery
The final resting place of hundreds of American
veterans, the cemetery is a place for reflection.
A Place of Honor and Memory
America's national cemeteries are places for
honor and reflection and a walk through the
beautifully landscaped grounds of Barrancas
National Cemetery is a particularly moving

This cemetery was established during the
1800s as a burial ground for the sailors
assigned to the Pensacola Navy Yard along
side an older burial ground for the harbor
forts around Pensacola Bay. Buried here are
men, women and family members reflecting
nearly two centuries of service to the ideals of
the United States of America.

There is no place that speaks to the true
sacrifices of Pensacola's long military history
as this cemetery. Still in use today, it provides
a final resting place for veterans of every
major American conflict since the War of

The headstones at Barrancas National
Cemetery serve as a stone index to the role
of our country's service people in defending
freedom and the interests of their country.

Many of the older graves contain men who
fought the British during the War of 1812 or
who served in the Seminole and Mexican-
American Wars. Captain J.J. Clinch, for
example, was an officer whose name
appears in many military records of the early

Civil War soldiers from both North and South
are buried here. Confederates held
Barrancas and the Pensacola Navy Yard in
1861-1862, and a cluster of their graves can
be found near one of the beautiful old brick
walls of the cemetery. Barrancas is also the
final resting place for Union soldiers killed in
actions around Northwest Florida or who
died from illness during the war.

The cemetery also speaks to Pensacola's
long history and relationship with the United
States Navy. From the early 1800s until today,
it has served as a resting place for sailors
based here.

Among the early graves, for example, can be
found the names of men who served in
battles against pirates in the Gulf of Mexico
and Caribbean during the early 19th century.

There are also men who served in the
Spanish-American War, World War I, World
War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East.

Barrancas National Cemetery is located on
board the Pensacola Naval Air Station and is
open to the public on a daily basis. The
security personnel at the gates of the base
can provide directions.
Please click here to
visit the cemetery's official website for more
Casualties of the Civil War
Union dead from Northwest
Florida actions were moved
here after the Civil War.
Resting Place of Honor
American veterans have been
laid to rest at Barrancas since
the early 1800s.
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