You can search on the veteran’s entire name, or enter a partial name to receive a list of suggested matches. Names are presented in the format:
Last Name First Name Middle Name (or initials).
The burial of general patients (civilians and former military personnel who remained at the hospital at the end of their service commitment) commenced about 1873, nearly all are without a headstone. While many patient records have been lost to time, thanks to the efforts of Paul Sluby, Sr., we are able to include a partial record of deceased patients who are interred in the cemetery.
There are three cemeteries located in this cemetery. These, individually, are dedicated to the burial of Army personnel, Navy and Marine personnel, and General Patients. We employed a very simple numbering system to catalog the location of each military grave site.
Click here to view a map showing the cataloged locations.
Selecting View All as the Search Type and then clicking on the SEARCH button without entering a name will bring up a list of everyone that we’ve archived as buried in the John Howard Cemetery. This list is by no means complete as there are many more graves we’ve not yet archived.
Accuracy and Availability of Information
Soldier information was transcribed directly from the gravestones, some of which have deteriorated quite badly over time. Much care has been taken to accurately record the information, however, in some instances it just wasn’t possible to tell a letter or word with any certainty. Those have been noted by an asterisk (*) beside it.
General Patient information has been transcribed from Burial Ledger of St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C., July 5, 1917 – August 30, 1983 by Paul E. Sluby, Sr., and is used by permission. Copies of the book are available for purchase from Heritage Books.