Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Union POW Memorial
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Nearby are buried at least 661 United States soldiers who died between July 1861 and June 1863 while prisoners of war in this city. Many died at Confederate General Hospital Number 1 adjacent to Shockoe Hill Cemetery which took in Union wounded from First Manassas (Bull Run) and other engagements. Though most were anonymous, the names of 88 of the dead are listed below as they appear in cemetery records.
This marker was placed in 2002 at the request of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States to remember their faithful service.
James Adams Joseph Adkins Joseph Albright G.W. Andrews William T. Armstrong Theodore Ashburn H. Bains William Barrard William Batte William G. Bishop Francis M. Botts David S. Brooks John Brown Joseph W. Brown Morton L. Brown George O. Bryan Jules Camp J. Martin Camp J.M. Cary C.F. Clark G.M Clenly L. Combs William Converse Copeland John Cunghman James Cunningham Jacob Deitz Andrew Dennyson William J. Devereux Leroy Dison John E. Doughlass John Eldridge R.A Ellis George Farland Lucius Fepps Simon Gerrald
Erected 2002 by Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
Location. 37° 33.118′ N, 77° 25.867′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Hospital Street and North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shockoe Hill Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Shockoe Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Island Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Great Chief Justice" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Shockoe Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebrew Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engine Company No. 9 Fire Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on December 17, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.