Does anyone know the location of the cemetery at Mammoth Hot Springs? I've heard that it is close to the horse corral.
Here's a link to some information.
We've visited it. Follow the signs for the riding stables at Mammoth and park in their lot. The cemetary is up the slight hill towards the road from the riding stables parking lot and you should be able to see it from where you park.. We found it very interesting but it is overgrown and not very big.
If you have a copy of Lee Whittlesey's "Death in Yellowstone," he has an appendix in the book that shows the grave layout there and explains how those interred in the cemetery died, if known (if you don't, you can pick one up at one of the Yellowstone Association bookstores throughout the park). None of the soliders who were originally buried there are still there. They were all disinterred and relocated to Custer National Battlefield Cemetery (I think) when the park returned to civilian control in 1917. One thing that's striking about the place is the number of infants buried there.
Does the book you mentioned have a list of those once buried at Ft. Yellowstone? I found an entry from usgwarchives about John W. H. Davis who was a private there and froze to death while carrying the mail. Am looking for ancestor from KY - and this is a long shot. Does it have any info about those buried there?
Donna, the author of the book, Lee Whittlesey, is still listed as the park's historian. Perhaps you could e-mail or call him.
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