In 1820, the City Council, following the belief that the contagions of yellow fever, cholera and other pestilential diseases were spread by “miasmas” emanating from cemeteries, wanted to find a new site for a cemetery farther removed from the center of population. The Council insisted on locating a new cemetery at least 2,400 feet from the city limits and the nearest practical site, on what is now Claiborne Ave. between Canal, St. Louis and Robertson Streets, was only 1,800 feet from Rampart Street. The matter was finally settled by an enabling act of the State Legislature. The city deeded it to the wardens of the Cathedral and the site was fenced. The church consecrated it for burials in August 1823.
There are 102 veterans buried at St Louis Cemetery #2, 87% of which are war veterans.
4 Killed In Action
6 Veterans of Multiple Wars
1 Veteran of the Revolutionary War
1 Veteran of the Seminole Wars
2 Veterans of the Mexican-American War
4 Veterans of the War of 1812
2 Veterans of the Civil War
31 Veterans of World War I
42 Veterans of World War II
8 Veterans of the Korean War
7 Veterans of the Vietnam War
1 Veteran of the War of 1812, Seminole Wars, Mexican-American War, and the Civil War
1 Veteran of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.
World War 2; Philippines; January 12, 1945
World War 2; France; February 1, 1945
Vietnam War; Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế, February 7 1968
Korean War; USS BENNINGTON; February 7, 1968
There are 6 veterans buried at St Louis Cemetery #2 that were involved in multiple wars.
There is 1 veteran of the Revolutionary War.
Don Antonio Argote Y Villalobos
There are 4 veterans of the War of 1812.
There is 1 veteran of the Seminole Wars:
Jordan B. Noble
There are 2 Civil War veterans buried at St Louis #2.
There is 1 veteran of the Mexican American Wars.
Jordan B. Noble
There are 31 World War 1 veterans buried at St Louis Cemetery No 2.
There are 42 World War 2 veterans buried in St Louis Cemetery No 2.
There are 8 Korean War veterans buried in St Louis Cemetery No 2.
There are 7 Vietnam War veterans buried in St Louis Cemetery No 2.
There are 13 veterans buried at St Louis Cemetery No 2 that were not involved in a war.