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Songwiter Extraordinaire Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin, is buried in Wood Cemetery in the Bronx beside his wife Ellin Mackay Berlin. The legendary, and beloved lyricist died in 1989 at the age of 101.

Colonel Abraham S. Vosburgh

In 1861, Colonel Abraham S. Vosburgh died from noncombat causes. Following a well-attended military funeral, he was buried in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery. This is the base of his monument, which features an obelisk topped by an eagle. The monument was commissioned by Vosburgh's regiment and designed by noted sculptor Patrizio Piatti, who is also buried in Green-Wood.

The scene in Washington, D.C. as Col. Vosburgh's casket was borne to the railroad station for its journey to New York.