Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Notable Confederate Resting Place
The most famous Confederate officer buried here, Col. John Singleton Mosby—the Gray Ghost—gained fame during the war as a scout, spy, and partisan ranger leader. After the war, he practiced law locally, and President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him U.S. Consul to Hong Kong.
Capt. John Quincy Marr, the first Confederate officer killed in the war, who died in an engagement at Fairfax Court House on June 1, 1861, is buried here. Two of Fauquier County’s four Confederate generals are also interred here: William Fitzhugh Payne, commander of Fauquier County’s famed Black Horse Troop, and Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, a cavalry commander at Gettysburg who later served as commissioner of Gettysburg National Military
Other notables include Samuel Chilton, defense counsel at abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 treason trial; John Tyler Waller, President John Tyler’s grandson, killed in March 1865 fighting the 8th Illinois Cavalry; and Pendleton Ball, enslaved teamster and physician’s servant, who applied for a Confederate pension.
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 42.817′ N, 77° 37.997′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lee Street and South Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling west on West Lee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the main entrance to Warrenton Cemetery at the end of Chestnut Street. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fauquier County / Prince William County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Greenwich (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stony Lonesome Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named “Greenwich” (approx. 2.6 Stuart's Bivouac (approx. 3 miles away); Grapewood Farm Engagement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Neavil's Ordinary (approx. 3.3 miles away); Neavil’s Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker has four portraits and a photograph of the 1921 Confederate Monument in the cemetery. Captain John Q. Marr is at lower left; Colonel John S. Mosby’s, General William F. Payne’s and General Lunsford L. Lomax’s portraits along with the Confederate monument are center to center right.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 817 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.