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

Alabama Cemetery

Bristoe Station

Alabama Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2012
1. Alabama Cemetery Marker
In 1862, Federal soldiers in the area found as many as 82 men buried here. Here is a list of known burials in this cemetery as of 2012. As many as 41 are still unknown.

William P. Adams Jesse Frank Nabors
James Barber William Nunnelly
J.G. Booker John T. O’Neal
Sidney Coleman J.M. Patterson
J.W. Cravys (?) Hiram W. Pike
Cyrus Davis William Pike
W.H. Dickerson M.Pine
Robert G. Dunlap James L. Plexico
Lewis Gardner Malachi Ponder
Samuel Haines Alford Posey
Benjamin King F.D. Pritchett
William King Professor Smith
J.F. Manters James Sims
John F. Martin James C. Sprinkle
Robert N Allen Alonzo C. Tuck
Thomas B. Barr James M. Vaughn
W.H. Dickerson William M. Ward
Wily Hullums D.F. Walkins
S.H. Houtz John W. Weaver
Jesse Frank Leatherwood D.F. Williams
J.H. Manew

“On our way to camp we passed two groups of secesh graves, the one belonging to a Mississippi regiment and the other to the Tenth Alabama volunteers. In the latter group we counted eighty-two graves. They had, as the head boards indicated, died during the months of August and September,
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1861. The names in some instances had been cut into stone with the name of the company and the time of the death of the deceased. And these were Americans. It was truly a sad scene.”
Stephen Durkee, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, April 12, 1862

Erected 2012 by Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1862.
Location. 38° 43.541′ N, 77° 32.831′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Iron Brigade Unit Ave.. Marker is located on the 1861-1862 Trail at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Here Lie Men from the State of Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Jones (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Winter Quarter (about 600 feet away); Bristoe 1861-1862 Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roads to Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates in Bristoe
Alabama Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
March 3, 2013
2. Alabama Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemeteries (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
More about this marker. The center of the marker displays the Flag of Alabama in 1861 (obverse, left, and reverse, below). On the right side of the marker is a map indicating that The known burials in this cemetery are from the shaded counties shown above.
Also see . . .  Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Cemetery. Find A Grave (Submitted on April 6, 2013.) 
Alabama Cemetery image. Click for full size.
March 3, 2013
3. Alabama Cemetery
Fieldstone grave marker at the Alabama Cemetery image. Click for full size.
March 3, 2013
4. Fieldstone grave marker at the Alabama Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2013. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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