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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Showing posts with label Lewisburg WV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lewisburg WV. Show all posts

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Confederate Cemetery - Continued

Bronze Marker From Top of the Cross-Shaped Grave

"HERE REST THE REMAINS OF
APPROXIMATELY 95 UNKNOWN
CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
KILLED OR DIED OF DISEASE
AND WOUNDS IN THE
BATTLE OF LEWISBURG"

Capt. J.W. Branham
This stone is located in the southwest corner of the cemetery.

In Memory Of
Capt. J.W. Branham
Died
June 3, 1870
In The
36 yr. of his age.

Let brotherly love continue.
                                        13th Chapt. Heb. 1st V.


                                                                  (illegible illegible)
                                                                                       Charleston, W.Va.                      


Col. Mordecia Halstead
This stone is located to the north side of Capt. Branham's.

COL.
MORDECIA
HALSTEAD
1808          1868



J. W. Rogers
This stone lies in the northwest corner of the cemetery. It is a broken stone, the top now rested on the ground in front of the base.

J.W. ROGERS
1836 - 1914
MAY HE REST IN PEACE.



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Confederate Cemetery - Continued

The grave as seen through the cemetery gates, at the foot of the cross, or east end.

As seen from the southeast edge of the graveyard.

As seen from the northwest corner of the cemetery.

As seen from the south edge of the cemetery.

As seen from the southwest corner looking east at the gates. This is a good view to see that the grave is a raised, or elevated grave, to form the shape of the cross.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Confederate Cemetery- Continued

Storyboard and Map

Closeup Colonel George Crook

Closeup of Storyboard
"The remains of 95 unknown
Confederate soldiers from the Battle of
Lewisburg, fought May 23, 1862, lie in
the cross-shaped common grave. It
has a vertical length 80 feet long and a
cross arm of 40 feet long, with an
overall width of 10 feet.

Colonel George Crook of the 3rd Ohio
Brigade would not permit the
Southern sympathizers to bury their
own dead, and thus they were
originally laid out in the Old Stone
Church and later placed in a trench
along the south wall of the church
without ceremony. It wasn't until after
the war that the remains of the 95
Confederate dead were removed from the churchyard and interred in this
cross-shaped mass grave.

The bronze marker, which serves as a headstone, was provided by the
Federal Government and erected on November 13, 1956."

Map on Storyboard.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Confederate Cemetery - Continued

The Cemetery as seen from the south side, in the parking area.



Battle of Lewisburg
23 May 1862
The 3rd Provisional Ohio Brigade's
camp was on this hill. The Confederate
artillery opened the battle at 5 a.m.
with a bombardment of the Federal camp.

CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
Remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who fought in
the Battle of Lewisburg on 23 May 1862 lie in this cross-
shaped common grave. It has an upright 80 feet long and
cross arms of 40 feet. After the Civil War the unclaimed
dead were removed from the Lewisburg Cemetery and reburied
in this common grave. The bronze marker which serves as a
headstone was provided by the Federal Government on 13
November 1956.