Buried in NY: Green-Wood Cemetery and the Civil War

Janes Walk


Led By John Semlak

This walk will explore the connections with Green-Wood Cemetery to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. While touring the beautiful rural cemetery founded in 1838, well see the cemetery’s Civil War monument as well as graves of people to played various roles in the Civil War, including a campaign manager for Lincoln, Lincoln’s telegrapher, a woman who held the mortally wounded Lincoln in her arms, a commander of US army forces during the war, and soldiers on both sides.

Tour will be on paved paths but will involve rugged terrain.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 7, 2023
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
The Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Bestbudbrian.