Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Old Confederate Cemetery . A Civil War Burial Ground
— The Battle of Lewisburg —
Colonel George Crook would not permit the Southern sympathizers to bury their own dead, and thus they were originally laid out in the Old Stone Church and later placed in a trench along the south wall of the church without ceremony. It wasn't until after the war that the remains of the 95 Confederate dead were removed from the churchyard and interred in this cross-shaped mass grave.
The bronze marker, which serves as a headstone, was provided by the Federal Government and erected on November 13, 1956.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1780.
Location. 37° 48.127′ N, 80° 27.094′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lewisburg (here, next to this marker); Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lewisburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dick Pointer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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