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Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Groveton Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
1. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Neither side had anticipated the war's cost in blood. After the fighting at Manassas, burial details dug shallow graves where soldiers had fallen. There was little time for ceremony. Crude wooden headboards sometimes noted the soldier's name and regiment. Many went to their graves anonymously.

The Bull Run and Groveton Ladies' Memorial Association, established in 1867, launched a campaign to recover Confederate dead from the battlefield. The organization established this cemetery and orchestrated the re-interment of an estimated 500 soldiers. Few could be identified and only two graves have individual headstones. Many of the Union dead were reburied in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 48.823′ N, 77° 32.772′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Artillery Position (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooklyn Fourteenth
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
2. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twilight Clash (about 300 feet away); Groveton – Second Battle of Bull Run (about 400 feet away); Lucinda Dogan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. mile away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Very Vortex of Hell" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Re-Burying the Dead. Older marker that stood at this location. (Submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Groveton Cemetery circa 1902 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
3. Groveton Cemetery circa 1902
The monument was erected in 1904.
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
4. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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