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Famous People Buried in West Point Cemetery

Updated June 14, 2019 47k views60 items

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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  • 1
    Dec. at 66 (1904-1971)

    BirthplaceEnid, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Glenda Farrell (June 30, 1904 – May 1, 1971) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. She is best known for her role as Torchy Blane in the Warner Bros. Torchy Blane film series and...  more
  • 2
    Dec. at 79 (1786-1866)

    BirthplaceVirginia, USA

    Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of...  more
  • 3
    Dec. at 87 (1785-1872)

    BirthplaceBraintree, Massachusetts

    Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer (June 9, 1785 – September 7, 1872) also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at...  more
  • 4
    Dec. at 91 (1914-2005)

    BirthplaceSpartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America

    William Joseph Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was a United States Army General, most notably commander of United States forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. He served as...  more
  • 5
    Dec. at 72 (1822-1895)

    BirthplaceVirginia

    John Newton (August 24, 1823 – May 1, 1895) 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....  more
  • 6
    Dec. at 55 (1889-1945)

    BirthplaceFort Huachuca, Arizona

    Alexander McCarrell "Sandy" Patch (November 23, 1889 – November 21, 1945) was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II, rising to rank of general. During...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 77 (1900-1977)

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana

    Lieutenant General Blackshear Morrison Bryan (February 8, 1900 – March 2, 1977) was a United States Army general who served during the Second World War and Korean War....  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 56 (1828-1885)

    BirthplaceBethel, Maine

    Cuvier Grover (July 24, 1828 – June 6, 1885) was a career officer in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War....  more
  • 9
    Dec. at 57 (1822-1880)

    BirthplaceDover, Delaware

    George Sykes (October 9, 1822 – February 8, 1880) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in...  more
  • 10
    Dec. at 22 (1841-1863)

    BirthplaceDelafield, Delafield, Wisconsin

    Alonzo Hereford Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action during Battle of Gettysburg while defending...  more
  • 11
    Dec. at 92 (1918-2011)

    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois

    Robert Charlwood Richardson III (January 5, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was an American military officer of the United States Army Air Corps, and subsequently the United States Air Force, eventually...  more
  • 12
    Dec. at 82 (1823-1906)

    BirthplaceMunfordville, Kentucky

    Thomas John Wood (September 25, 1823 – February 26, 1906) was a career United States Army officer. He served in the Mexican–American War and as a Union general during the American Civil War. During...  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 47 (1901-1948)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    David Daniel "Mickey" Marcus (22 February 1901 – 10 June 1948) was a United States Army colonel who assisted Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and who became Israel's first modern general...  more
  • 14
    Dec. at 31 (1832-1863)

    BirthplaceAlabama

    Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis (1831 – June 9, 1863) 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...  more
  • 15
    Dec. at 36 (1839-1876)

    BirthplaceNew Rumley, Ohio

    George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Custer graduated from West...  more

    #687 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#10 of 12 West Point Goats In The Civil War

  • 16
    Dec. at 45 (1836-1881)

    BirthplaceWantage Township, New Jersey

    Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (January 14, 1836 – December 4, 1881) 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...  more
  • 17
    Dec. at 71 (1841-1913)

    BirthplaceKingston, Tennessee

    George Lewis Gillespie Jr., (October 7, 1841 – September 27, 1913) was an American soldier who received the highest military decoration that the United States bestows to members of the military, the...  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 37 (1826-1863)

    BirthplaceKentucky

    John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863) was a United States Army cavalry officer. He fought for the Union as a brigadier general during the American Civil War. Buford is best known for...  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 61 (1885-1947)

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Daniel Isom Sultan, (December 9, 1885 – January 14, 1947) was an American general during World War II. He fought in the China-Burma-India theater in the last half of the war....  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 80 (1830-1910)

    BirthplaceHamburg, New York

    Eugene Asa Carr (March 20, 1830 – December 2, 1910) was a soldier in the United States Army and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his...  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 66 (1805-1871)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Robert Anderson (June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871) was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. He was the Union commander in the first battle of the American Civil War at Fort...  more
  • 22
    Dec. at 64 (1874-1938)

    BirthplaceIowa

    George Sherwin Simonds (March 12, 1874 – November 1, 1938) was a U.S. Army officer with the rank of Major General....  more
  • 23
    Dec. at 48 (1840-1889)

    BirthplaceNew York

    Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, also called Bad Hand, (July 27, 1840 – January 19, 1889) was a career United States Army officer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was...  more
  • 24
    Dec. at 71 (1882-1954)

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Robert Charlwood Richardson Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy on June 19, 1900. His military career...  more
  • 25
    Dec. at 83 (1835-1918)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jacob Ford Kent (September 14, 1835 – December 22, 1918) was a United States general during the Spanish–American War. Kent also served in the Union army during the American Civil War....  more