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Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Soldiers

1861 - 1865

 
 
Confederate Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
1. Confederate Soldiers Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Erected and dedicated
May 12, 1918,
by the Spotsylvania Chapter
United Daughters of
the Confederacy,
Confederated Southern
Memorial Association and
citizens of Spotsylvania County,
to commemorate and
perpetuate the valor and
patriotism of the sons
of Spotsylvania County,
Virginia, and other
Confederate soldiers who
repose in this cemetery.


(Left side):
"Lest we forget".

(Back):
"We have gathered the sacred dust,
of warriors tried and true,
who bore the flag of
our nation's trust,
and fell in the cause
'tho lost, still just,
and died for me and you."

(Right side):
"Love makes Memory eternal."
 
Erected 1918 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.159′ N, 77° 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
2. Front of Monument
34.992′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can be reached from Courthouse Road (County Route 208), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spotsylvania County Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Spotsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); Booth Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Court House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania Courthouse and Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spotsylvania County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lee’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Register of Names.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Of the 784 Soldiers buried here: 570 names are known. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. He Wasn't Unknown Til He Got Moved
From Confederate Veteran, Volume 10, Page 367 "THE LAST ROLL": Two or three years after the close of the war those noble women of Spotsylvania wrote to me that the graves of Col. Hardin and Adjutant Peel had been found and the remains removed to the Confederate cemetery. ...

The trouble is that Hardin has a stone with his name on it and poor young Peel seems to be under a rock marked Unknown. The pair were buried together where they fell under the oak tree at the Bloody Angle, but upon the move to the cemetery, Peel's identity vanished.

Are there any remaining "dig notes" that would allow us to identify where Peel ended up? An alternative would be to inscribed a rock with Peel's information and place it over an unknown grave near Hardin's.

Albert's
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
diaries are now posted online. His remains were not returned to Mississippi, but at least he could have a rock with his name on it. He deserves at least that much.

Should anyone be in a position to place such a stone the information is
Adjutant Albert L. Peel, 19th MS Infantry
born July 14, 1841 Marshall Co. MS
killed May 12, 1864 beneath the oak tree Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted September 17, 2008, by Ellen S. Wilds of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
Entrance to the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
6. Entrance to the Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 6, 2008
7. Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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