Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
1861 - 1865
May 12, 1918,
by the Spotsylvania Chapter
United Daughters of
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.
"Lest we forget".
"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."
"Love makes Memory eternal."
Erected 1918 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 38° 12.159′ N, 77° 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. Located in the Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Lees Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Also see . . .
1. Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Register of Names. Of the 784 Soldiers buried here: 570 names are known. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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
Albert's 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
— Submitted September 17, 2008, by Ellen S. Wilds of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.