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

Kemper's Grave

 
 
Kemper's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Kemper's Grave Marker
Inscription. A mile south is the grave of James Lawson Kemper, who led his brigade of Virginia troops in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and fell desperately wounded, he became a Major-General in 1864. Kemper was governor of Virginia, 1874-1878.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number F 17.)
 
Location. 38° 16.772′ N, 78° 8.327′ W. Marker is near Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Little Skyline Drive (County Route 674), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange County / Madison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodberry Forest School (approx. 1.4 miles away); General Zachary Taylor (approx. 2.8 miles away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 2.8 miles away); Orange Train Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wreck at the Fat Nancy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oakley (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orange.
 
More about this marker.
Kemper's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Kemper's Grave Marker
Kemper's Grave is on private property to the southwest of the marker location.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kemper's Home and Grave
 
Also see . . .
1. James Kemper. Short biography. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. James Lawson Kemper. Find-a-Grave entry for Kemper, with photos of the tombstone. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The Life of James Lawson Kemper. (Submitted on January 15, 2008.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,356 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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