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Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Burials

Woodlawn National Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Burial Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Confederate Burial Memorial
Inscription.
Between July 1864 and August 1865, 2973
Confederate soldiers were buried here
with kindness and respect, by John W. Jones,
a runaway slave. They have remained in
these hallowed grounds of Woodlawn
National Cemetery by family choice
because of the honorable way in which
they were laid to rest by a caring man.

 
Location. 42° 6.612′ N, 76° 49.624′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker can be reached from Davis Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Confederate section of Woodlawn National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodlawn National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A National Cemetery System (about 300 feet away); The Gettysburg Address (about 300 feet away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus W. Cowles (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
 
Also see . . .
Confederate Graves and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
2. Confederate Graves and Memorial
On Memorial Day 2010, both US and Confederate graves were decorated with US flags.
 Woodlawn National Cemetery. Veterans Affairs site detailing the cemetery. (Submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Section of the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Confederate Section of the Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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