Mount Jackson Confederate Cemetery

Mount Jackson Confederate Cemetery
Mount Jackson Confederate Cemetery
Address
5901 Main Street
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Shenandoah
Phone: (540) 477-2351
Website www.mountjacksonva.org

Our Soldiers Cemetery was established in 1861 on land obtained from Col. Levi Rinker. The cemetery, containing about 400 graves, was first dedicated on 10 May 1866 by a memorial association. The entire community, including the nearby town of New Market and Edinburg, participated in the dedication of the cemetery. A wreath of flowers was placed on each of the graves. The ceremonies included addresses in the church by Maj. H.K. Douglas (an aide of gen. Stonewall Jackson) and others.

Because of the efforts of Raymond Watkins of Falls Church, VA, and others, the list of Confederate soldiers buried here is complete and there are no longer any unknowns. There are soldiers from eleven southern states buried here: AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA.

Just one of the many stops along the Wilderness Trail in Shenandoah County.




Last Updated: 8/14/2006 2:50 PM
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