24 November 2008
Mexico City: The American National Cemetery
The American National Cemetery in Mexico City is truly a hidden gem that gets far too few visitors. It was opened shortly after the war between Mexico and the USA ended and contains the graves of 750 American soldiers who fell in that conflict.
Until it closed in 1923, the cemetery also provided a final resting place for Americans resident in Mexico who died here, including several veterans of the army of the Confederate States of America who made their homes in this country.