One Cemetery Responsible Official from Carlisle Barracks provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the cemetery is cared for by the Carlisle Barracks Directorate of Public Works. The Cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Carlisle Barracks Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).
| First Recorded Interment:
|| Intersection of E. North St. and Jim Thorpe Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013
||231 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; Unknowns; Native Americans)
||Closed to any future interments
| Last Interment/Inurnment:
Carlisle Barracks is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The nearest major airport is Harrisburg International Airport (MDT/KMDT). This airport has international and domestic flights from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is about 23 miles from the center of Carlisle Barracks, PA. Another major airport is Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR/KHGR), which has domestic flights from Hagerstown, Maryland and is 45 miles from Carlisle Barracks, PA. Lancaster Airport (LNS/KLNS) has domestic flights from Lancaster, PA and is 48 miles from Carlisle Barracks, PA
Project Description: The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was established and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs between 1879 and 1918. Many young Native American students died of illness or disease while attending the school. At least 180 Native American students are buried in the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery (CBPC). The Army is working with the families and tribes of the decedents to honor the families' wishes. Some families are seeking to return their ancestors' remains to tribal lands, while other families are choosing to keep the remains at CBPC or to modify headstones."
Further information on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and the students who attended may be found at: http://carlisleindian.dickinson.edu/