Unites States Naval Academy Internship
To pursue my interests in commemorative landscapes such as battlefields and cemeteries, I interned for Naval District Washington, East's Department of Public Works at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), in Annapolis, Maryland. My duties at the academy included surveying, documenting, and photographing the USNA cemetery gravestones. I created a survey form for each stone and developed a searchable database, which can be accessed from the academy's website. This information provides baseline data for managing the resource, providing the first complete inventory of gravestones at the cemetery. In addition, it provides families, genealogists, and other interested parties the ability to look up a name or special category, such as Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and view the pertinent survey form. Section number, lot number, photograph, and inscription are examples of the information that will be provided.