Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Confederate soldiers were buried here
with kindness and respect, by John W. Jones,
a runaway slave. They have remained in
these hallowed grounds of Woodlawn
National Cemetery by family choice
because of the honorable way in which
they were laid to rest by a caring man.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 42° 6.612′ N, 76° 49.624′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker can be reached from Davis Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Confederate section of Woodlawn National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of Woodlawn National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A National Cemetery System (about 300 feet away); Address by President Lincoln (about 300 feet away); John W. Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Also see . . . Woodlawn National Cemetery. Veterans Affairs site detailing the cemetery. (Submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.