Congressional Cemetery

Letter to the editor of The Evening Star

To the Editor of The Evening Star:

I find in your paper of last Saturday, generally so reliable where Washington information is furnished, several errors in an article on the "Congressional Cemetery," and if you do not object would like to correct a few of them. Among the list of "distinguished army and navy officers," and others whose "remains" are said to rest in this cemetery, we find the names of our good friends, Admiral Almy and Gen. Emory, whom we are glad to say still dwell among us. Their family vaults may be there, but not yet "their remains." Then, the "Basche" family, as your correspondent spells the well-known name of "Bache". The late superintendent of the coast survey was one Alexander Dallas Bache, so named for his grandfather, who was in Madison's cabinet, while the monument to his brother, George Mifflin Bache, does not cover George's remains which were swallowed up in the grave of the sea, together with the other brave fellows who perished with him so many years ago. Your paper is so widespread that small things become of importance when circulated by it, and so family love of the dead would ask you to correct these mistakes.

Source: The Evening Star

Publication date: July 25, 1885


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