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Harry J. Bankard, Private, Co. K, 2nd Virginia Infantry National Guard, World War I. One of the last soldiers buried in a separate grave was Harry Bankard. He served in Company K, 2nd Virginia Infantry National Guard and was discharged in July 1916. After his service he was a watchman for the Janney-Marshall Company until he left Fredericksburg to move to Maryland. He died while walking down Princess Anne Street on June 19, 1945 on a visit back to his hometown.

Grave #6765: Harry Bankard

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WWI Draft Registration

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Death record for Harry Bankard, June 19, 1945

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Cemetery internment form for Harry Bankard

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Pfanz, Donald C. "Where Valor Proudly Sleeps: A History of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, 1866-1933." National Park Service, 2007. (Available at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP)

Cemetery Roster & Book File, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP

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Photograph by Kathleen Thompson

World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. NARA Record Group 163, ID 572850, M1509. Accessed through Fold3, May 24, 2021. Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data:Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia. Accessed May 24, 2021. U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data:Interment Control Forms, 1928–1962. Interment Control Forms, A1 2110-B. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland. Accessed May 24, 2021.