This database is specifically for Veteran burials compiled and listed through the WPA Cemetery Project (pre-1940s). The Veterans in this list are those who are buried in South Dakota and fought in various wars including the Civil War, Dakota Indian Wars, Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Boarder service and World War I.
There are over 6,300 names in the index.
Counties not included in the original WPA Veteran's Census include: Brown, Buffalo, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Corson, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Grant, Hamlin, Lawrence, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Roberts, and Spink.
This is not a complete listing of all Veteran burials in South Dakota.