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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Lewisburg on 23 May 1862 lie in this cross shaped common grave. It has an upright 80 feet long and cross arms of 40 feet. After the Civil War the unclaimed dead were removed from the Lewisburg Cemetery and reburied in this common grave. The bronze marker which serves as a headstone was provided by the Federal Government on 13 November 1956.
 
Erected 1956.
 
Location. 37° 48.127′ N, 80° 27.094′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on McElhenny Road. Touch for map. Marker is at cemetery off McElhenny Road. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lewisburg (here, next to this marker); Lewisburg (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lewisburg (about 600 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 Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Marker is in center of photo next to fence.
Common Grave image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
3. Common Grave
Part of the raised cross-shaped common grave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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