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Memorial to the Unknown and Unrecorded Dead

 
 
Memorial to the Unknown and Unrecorded Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
1. Memorial to the Unknown and Unrecorded Dead Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
To the
Unknown and Unrecorded
Dead.
(Left Side):
Erected. A.D. 1879. By the people of the South.
To the 829 unknown Confederate dead
who lie beneath this mound.
In grateful remembrance of their heroic virtues.
And that their example of unstinted devotion
to duty and country may never be forgotten.

(Back):
"On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread;
While glory guards with solemn round
This bivouac of the dead."

(Right Side):
Who they were none know
What they were all know

 
Erected 1879.
 
Location. 39° 10.961′ N, 78° 9.43′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Mt Hebron Drive and Confederate Cemetery Drive, on the right when traveling east on Mt Hebron Drive. Touch for map. Located in the Stonewall Cemetery (Confederate section) of the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Entrance to the Cemetery is at the intersection of Boscawen Street and East Lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 East Boscawen Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana (within shouting distance of this
Confederate Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
2. Confederate Seal
On the Front of the memorial.
marker); Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women of Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Confederate Memorials in the Stonewall Cemetery
 
Also see . . .  Unknown Dead in the Stonewall Confederate Cemetery. (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Memorial to the Unknown and Unrecorded Dead, June 6, 1879
“The column, of Italian marble with a base of Richmond granite, was erected at a cost of ten thousand dollars and
Left Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
3. Left Side of Memorial
is said to be the first monument in the world erected to honor unknown war dead, as well as the first Southern soldier monument.” -- Timothy S. Sedore An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, 2011
    — Submitted May 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
4. Back of Memorial
Right Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
5. Right Side of Memorial
Unknown from Kernstown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
6. Unknown from Kernstown Battlefield
One of four stones denoting plots around the memorial.
Unknown Dead from Winchester Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
7. Unknown Dead from Winchester Battlefield
Unknown Dead from Cool Springs Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
8. Unknown Dead from Cool Springs Battlefield
Unknown Dead from Cedar Creek Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
9. Unknown Dead from Cedar Creek Battlefield
Confederate Soldier Statue<br>by Thomas Delahunty<br>June 6, 1879 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
10. Confederate Soldier Statue
by Thomas Delahunty
June 6, 1879
Confederate Soldier Statue<br>by Thomas Delahunty<br>June 6, 1879 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
11. Confederate Soldier Statue
by Thomas Delahunty
June 6, 1879
“He is aged but unswerving in stance, perpetually in uniform, perpetually in mourning, with rifle held in the arms command that is used for mourning or prayer.” -- Timothy S. Sedore An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, 2011
Confederate Soldier Statue<br>by Thomas Delahunty<br>June 6, 1879 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
12. Confederate Soldier Statue
by Thomas Delahunty
June 6, 1879
Great Seal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
13. Great Seal
The Confederate States of America:
22 February, 1862
Deo Vindice
Crossed Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
14. Crossed Cannons
The Bivouac of the Dead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
15. The Bivouac of the Dead
Memorial to the Unknown image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
16. Memorial to the Unknown
In the Virginia section is small memorial stone to the unknown dead in that section of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10, 11, 12. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   13, 14, 15. submitted on June 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   16. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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