The arrival of bodies at multiple times at Key West has led to confusion over how many bodies from the Maine are buried there. The New York Times did not report the number of dead at Key West, but said only two had been identified.  In 1912, the Army Quartermaster Corps reported that there were just 19 bodies at Key West.  But other published sources vary quite widely. The National Geographic Society reported 22 bodies in 2012.  A number of sources cite 24 bodies. In May 1898, the Washington Post reported 24 bodies buried at Key West. It said two were identified, an African American and a Japanese mess attendant.  In 1997, the Associated Press also that 24 bodies were buried at Key West, of whom seven were identified.  In 2009, the Key News newspaper also reported 24 bodies at Key West, including that of Coal Passer John Ziegler.  A wide range of other sources have also cited 24 bodies at Key West.  Some sources say 25 bodies are buried there,   others 26,  and several others 27.