This blog will provide information about cemeteries and graveyards in both Monroe and Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia.

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Our mission is to log locale's and photographs of as many graves and cemeteries as possible within Monroe and Greenbrier Counties.

We are a one-woman team, so progress may be slow, and will take place as weather permits. If you know of a cemetery or graveyard that you would like to see showcased here, please let us know.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Confederate Cemetery - Lewisburg


The Confederate Cemetery is located on McElhenny Road in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County.


This cemetery is a cross-shaped mass grave containing the remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who were killed or mortally wounded during the Battle of Lewisburg - May 23, 1862. The site lies within the position occupied by the Union forces. There are also three separate graves located within the small cemetery.


Cemetery Sign

Marker


Closeup of Above Marker


In Appreciation To
Lewisburg House & Garden Club
for the
Beautification & Maintenance
of
THE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY


MARKER


CLOSEUP OF ABOVE MARKER:

"Lewisburg, WV Confederate Burial Ground
Not for Fame or Reward
Not for place or rank
Not lured by Ambition
Or goaded by Necessity
But in Simple
Obedience to Duty
As they understood it
These men Suffered all
- Sacrificed all -
Dared All - - - - - - And Died
This poem in loving remembrance of patriots who died far from home.
Rest in peace."

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