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Wythe in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead

 
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription.  
Forward Monument:
Confederate Prisoners of War who died in Federal Prison in Newport News Va between April and July 1865 are interred here.

This memorial was donated by
Mildred Rhodes Duncan
Thomas Purnell Duncan, Jr.


Front of Monument:
Confederate Dead

Side of Monument:
Remains of 154
Confederate Soldiers
Died at
Newport News, VA.
1861
1865

Side of Monument:
To our soldier dead
erected by Lee Camp No. 3
Confederate Veterans.
of Hampton VA.
A tribute from the hearts
of surviving comrades.

 
Erected 1900 by Lee Camp No. 3, Confederate Veterans of Hampton VA.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location. 36° 59.686′ N, 76° 24.274′ W. Marker is in Wythe in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Parish
Forward Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Forward Monument
Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Monument is located in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Parish Avenue, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newport News POW Camp (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenlawn Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Newsome House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Newsome House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Winfield-Jones House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Brown Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Clark Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wythe.
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Front of Monument
Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Side of Monument
Other Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
5. Other Side of Monument
Confederate Monument in Greenlawn Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
6. Confederate Monument in Greenlawn Memorial Park
This monument honors Confederate prisoners who died in a nearby Union POW camp at Camp Butler, April through August 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,739 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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