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List of famous people buried in West Point Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in West Point Cemetery. If you're ever visiting West Point Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List features people like Winfield Scott, Glenda Farrell, and many more

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in West Point Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in West Point Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at West Point Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is West Point Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in West Point Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Glenda Farrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1904-1971) Glenda Farrell was an American film actress, best known for her role as Torchy Blane in the 1930s film series.

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Winfield Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1786-1866) Winfield Scott was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the ...more

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Sylvanus Thayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 87 (1785-1872) Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an ...more

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William Westmoreland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 91 (1914-2005) William Childs Westmoreland was a United States Army four-star general. General Westmoreland was in command of all US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968, including during ...more

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John Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1822-1895) John Newton was a career engineer officer in the United States Army, a Union general in the American Civil War, and Chief of the Corps of Engineers.

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Alexander Patch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945) General Alexander McCarrell "Sandy" Patch was an officer in the United States Army, best known for his service in World War II. He commanded U.S. Army and United States Marine Corps ...more

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Blackshear M. Bryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1900-1977) Lieutenant General Blackshear Morrison Bryan was a United States Army general who served during the Second World War and Korean War.

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Cuvier Grover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 57 (1828-1885) Cuvier Grover was a career officer in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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George Sykes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 58 (1822-1880) George Sykes was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War.

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Alonzo Cushing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 22 (1841-1863) Alonzo Hersford Cushing was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against ...more

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Robert C. Richardson III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 93 (1918-2011) Robert Charlwood Richardson III was an American military officer, first of the United States Army Air Corps, then of the United States Air Force, eventually attaining the rank of Brigadier ...more

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Thomas J. Wood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 83 (1823-1906) Thomas John Wood was a career United States Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War.

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Mickey Marcus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 47 (1901-1948) David Daniel "Mickey" Marcus was a United States Army colonel who assisted Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and who became Israel's first modern general. He was killed by ...more

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Benjamin Franklin Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 31 (1832-1863) Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis was an American military officer who served in Indian wars, and then led Union cavalry in the American Civil War before dying in combat. He led a ...more

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George Armstrong Custer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Dec. at 37 (1839-1876) George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West ...more

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Hugh Judson Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Dec. at 45 (1836-1881) Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, achieving the rank of brevet major general. He was later the United States Minister to Chile, and a failed ...more

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George Lewis Gillespie, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
George Lewis Gillespie, Jr. Dec. at 72 (1841-1913) George Gillespie, Jr., was an American soldier who received the highest military decoration that the United States bestows to members of the military, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during ...more

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John Buford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
John Buford Dec. at 37 (1826-1863) John Buford, Jr. was a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War. A West Point regular, born in the divided border state of Kentucky, he had many Southern connections, but opted to ...more

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Daniel Isom Sultan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Daniel Isom Sultan Dec. at 62 (1885-1947) General Daniel Isom Sultan, was an American General during World War II. He fought in the China-Burma-India theater at the last half of the war. He was born in Oxford, Mississippi and later ...more

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Eugene Asa Carr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Eugene Asa Carr Dec. at 80 (1830-1910) Eugene Asa Carr was a soldier in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Robert Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Robert Anderson Dec. at 66 (1805-1871) Robert Anderson was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. To many, he was a hero who defied the Confederacy and upheld Union honor in the first battle of the American Civil ...more

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George S. Simonds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
George S. Simonds Dec. at 64 (1874-1938) George Sherwin Simonds was a U.S. Army officer with the rank of Major General.

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Ranald S. Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Ranald S. Mackenzie Dec. at 49 (1840-1889) Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, also called Bad Hand, was a career United States Army officer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was described by General Ulysses S. Grant ...more

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Robert C. Richardson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Robert C. Richardson, Jr. Dec. at 72 (1882-1954) Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His ...more

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Jacob Ford Kent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery
Jacob Ford Kent Dec. at 83 (1835-1918) Jacob Ford Kent was a United States general during the Spanish–American War. Kent also served in the Union army during the American Civil War.