Recently we paid a visit to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida. Last time we visited there we drove by the cemetery, but did not stop. This time we made a point of paying a short visit. The Barrancas National Cemetery is on the base. There is of course, a Wikipedia page, where they state the size of the cemetery to be about 95 acres, with something over 32, 500 burials as of 2005.
There were many of these stones, Unknown.
There were also a lot of these small stones with numbers, the spacing indicated possible burials. We did not stop at the office to ask about them.
Barrancas National Cemetery has a monument honoring soldiers who died from yellow fever. It was erected in 1884 by the Marine Guard of the Pensacola Navy Yard. This tall spire is actually what is lovingly referred to as a "zinker". At colorado-cemeteries.com there is a very nice article about zinkers, which are sometimes called White Bronze, but in reality are made of cast zinc.
Close ups of a couple of the sides, as you can see the detail is amazing and still sharp looking:
One of the tail tell features of a zinker for me, even when I am yards away are the panels. They are held on by screws. There is one zinker in our home county in SE Michigan where one of the panels has been lost to the ravages of time, there is a hole there, and you can look inside the monument, it is hollow.
Thanking them for their service, we leave them to rest in peace:
* The last photo has had photo editing filters applied for effect.
** Barrancas National Cemetery has a Find A Grave presence.