Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War
On the hill, 400 yards west, in a common grave shaped like a cross, lie unclaimed bodies of ninety-five Confederate soldiers, casualties of the area, including those of the Battle of Droop Mountain and the Battle of Lewisburg.
The Greenbrier area was predominately Southern in its sympathies, and furnished some 3000 men for the army of the Confederacy. It was occupied repeatedly by one or the other of the opposing armies throughout the War.
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 37° 48.229′ N, 80° 26.899′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on W. Washington St. (U.S. 60). Touch for map. 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. Lewisburg (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Lewisburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Hall (about 600 feet away); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenbrier County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tribute to Men of the Mountains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenbrier County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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