Interment Card, 1937

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Title

Interment Card, 1937

Alternative Title

United States National Cemetery Interment Card

Subject

National Cemetery System (U.S.)
World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans

Description

The interment card for Eddie Landrum (1899-1937). Interment cards are control forms for burial lots in national cemeteries. They provide the details of name, birth, rank, serial number, units and wars served in, enlistment, dischare, death, interment date, gravesite, and next of kin. According to this card, Eddie Landrum served in the 42nd Company, 157th Depot Brigade as a Private. He was inducted on August 22, 1918, given an honorable discharge on February 21, 1919, and died March 24, 1937. The card lists his interment site as Section A Grave 208 in the St. Augustine National Cemetery in Florida.

Elijah L. Landrum, who went by Eddie, was born on July 3, 1899 in Sandersville, Georgia, the son of a farmer and a farmer himself before the war. This occupation was common of African American men living in the rural South. Like many others, Landrum registered for the draft once the United States joined the war. However, as he was under the age of twenty-one, Landrum listed his birth year as 1895 to be eligible. On August 22, 1918, he was drafted for service and sent to train at Camp Gordon, just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. After, Landrum served as part of the 157th Depot Brigade, which remained in the United States to receive, train, and uniform new recruits who would then be sent to fight on the front lines in France. After the war ended, Landrum was discharged and returned to his work as a farmer. He married, and eventually settled in St. Augustine, Florida. On March 24, 1937, Eddie Landrum passed, and was buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Office of the Quartermaster General, Memorial Division

Source

Digital reproduction of original typewritten interment card: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92.

Publisher

Office of the Quartermaster General, Memorial Division

Date Created

ca. 1937-03-29 to 1937-05-04

Contributor

Landrum, Eddie

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1,161 KB

Medium

1 interment card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Office of the Quartermaster General, Memorial Division.

Rights Holder

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Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

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type=Unit&amp
ID=69394.
Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Section A." St. Augustine National Cemetery Index and Biographical Guide. St. Augustine, FL: State Arsenal, St. Francis Barracks, n.d. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00047708/00001/74x.
Florida State Bureau of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. "Certificate of Death - Eddie Landrum." Florida Deaths, 1917-1939. Online database with images, FamilySearch. St. Augustine, St. Johns, Floirda. FHL micrfilm 2,135,947. Accessed August 10, 2018. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP7N-GBS.
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db=IntermentControlForms&amp
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h=2024467.
Selective Service System. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
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"U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918." Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Accessed July 11, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4906.

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