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Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Groveton Confederate Cemetery

Manassas National Battlefield Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
1. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Neither side had anticipated the war's cost in blood. After the fighting at Manassas, burial details dug shallow graves where soldiers had fallen. There was little time for ceremony. Crude wooden headboards sometimes noted the soldier's name and regiment. Many went to their graves anonymously.

The Bull Run and Groveton Ladies' Memorial Association, established in 1867, launched a campaign to recover Confederate dead from the battlefield. The organization established this cemetery and orchestrated the re-interment of an estimated 500 soldiers. Few could be identified and only two graves have individual headstones. Many of the Union dead were reburied in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 48.823′ N, 77° 32.772′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
2. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Marker
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traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument To The Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas National Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Groveton Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Artillery Position (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooklyn Fourteenth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting in Twilight (about 300 feet away); Twilight Clash (about 300 feet away); Groveton (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Re-Burying the Dead. Older marker that stood at this location. (Submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Groveton Cemetery circa 1902 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
3. Groveton Cemetery circa 1902
The monument was erected in 1904.
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 11, 2012
4. Groveton Confederate Cemetery Today
One of Two Marked Graves at the Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2016
5. One of Two Marked Graves at the Confederate Cemetery
In Memory of James Jerman Palmer Son of Dr. John S. and Esther Simmons Palmer. Born in Charleston Co. South Carolina May 28, 1840. Was killed in the 2nd Manassas Battle, August 30, 1862. He was a private of the Spartan Rifles and Regiment of Palmetto Sharp Shooters. This gravestone is against the western fence near the obelisk.
One of Two Marked Graves at the Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2016
6. One of Two Marked Graves at the Confederate Cemetery
William Riley. Co. G. 6th VA Regt. Southampton Co. Killed Aug. 30, 1862. 2nd Manassas. Aged 20 years. This gravestone is in the southeast corner of the cemetery.
Groveton Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 20, 2016
7. Groveton Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 20, 2022