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DEWEY MAUSOLEUM, LONG EMPTY, IS SOLD
Admiral Entombed in Cathedral, His $20,000 Arlington Vault Goes To Virginia Cemetery

WASHINGTON, October 16, 1933 – The $20,000 mausoleum in Arlington National Cemetery in which the body of Admiral George Dewey, hero of the battle of Manila Bay, lay until its removal to the crypt of Bethlehem Chapel of the Washington National Cathedral, in 1924, has been sold.

It is being removed by the Alexandria Park Association of Huntington, West Virginia, and is to be used as a public receiving vault at Clarendon, Virginia.

The mausoleum, empty since the removal of the Admiral’s body, has been a source of worry to the War Department because of its proximity to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Posted: 20 January 2008

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