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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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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. A public ceremony is held on June 11 of every year commemorating the birthday of James Kemper.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Kemper's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Kemper's Grave
Kemper Family Cemetery plot at Walnut Hills image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, June 11, 2017
4. Kemper Family Cemetery plot at Walnut Hills
Walnut Hills Estate entrance image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, March 12, 2012
5. Walnut Hills Estate entrance
(private property)
Walnut Hills manor house image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, March 31, 2014
6. Walnut Hills manor house
(private property) Kemper's last residence after retirement from political life.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 98 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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