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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Warrenton Cemetery

Notable Confederate Resting Place

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 30, 2012
1. Warrenton Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The gate to your right opens to Warrenton Cemetery, the final resting place of 986 Confederate soldiers, of every Southern state, about 650 casualties of the Civil War. Many wounded Confederates were evacuated to Warrenton and vicinity after the First and Second Battles of Manassas, and 585 died and are buried here. Their identities were lost when Union soldiers burned the wooden grave markers for firewood in the winter of 1863. Their remains were reburied here in 1877. The memorial wall was constructed in 1998, listing 520 names recovered in 1996 from medical records in the National Archives.

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
Warrenton Cemetery Marker at Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 30, 2012
2. Warrenton Cemetery Marker at Entrance
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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.
Warrenton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2012
3. Warrenton Cemetery Marker
2.6 miles away); 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Warrenton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2012
4. Warrenton Cemetery Marker
Warrenton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2012
5. Warrenton Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.
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