VA University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery - part 1

Virginia Dave

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Jan 3, 2019
Waynesboro, Virginia
As most of you are aware I have been trying to locate civil war cemeteries near to where I live. A big surprise was discovered when I found out that the University of Virginia had a confederate cemetery. The University of Virginia Cemetery is on the Grounds of the UVA campus with easy access. It has been In operation since 1828, during the earliest days of the University, the cemetery is the final resting place for many University of Virginia professors, administrators, and alumni. It includes a large burial area that holds the remains of 1,097 Confederate States Army soldiers.

During the American Civil War, the cemetery received the bodies of many Confederate soldiers who died in the University hospital. Temporary wood markers were raised by the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association. The markers were replaced with more permanent ones, including a large stone statue of a Confederate soldier designed by sculptor Caspar Buberl, in 1893

Final resting place of General Carnot Posey, who was wounded at the Battle of Bristoe Station in October 1863. He was relocated to the home of friend, Dr. John Staige Davis, in Charlottesville, and died there on November 13, 1863. He was buried in the Davis family plot in this Cemetery.

Original burial site for Brigadier General Turner Ashby, who later reinterred in Winchester, Virginia. Ashby had been a general for just ten days when he was mortally wounded in a battle in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

I am adding a second post as I have taken a good number of photos of headstones so possibly members of CWT might find a lost ancestor.





















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Tom Elmore

2nd Lieutenant
Member of the Year
Jan 16, 2015
A quiet corner of the same cemetery. The "Maupin" monument on left I believe is to Socrates Maupin, faculty chairman from 1854 to 1868. His son, James Maupin, attended from October 1860 until June 1861, when his father permitted him to join a local company. A year later, James Maupin transferred to the Second Richmond Howitzers. He was instantly killed by a solid shot on July 3 while serving his gun at Gettysburg.

Dave D

Feb 21, 2019
In 2017 I was searching for ancestral graves in Virginia and was investigating the burial of a John H. Pickle at the Univ of Virginia cemetery; the Compiled Military Records of Confederate Soldiers recorded that he was a Private in Co. K, 48th Virginia Infantry and was admitted to the Confederate Hospital at Charlottesville with a gunshot wound to the face and left shoulder on 11 May 1864. Pickle died there on 20 May and was buried in the cemetery adjacent to the hospital (the U Va Confederate Cemetery).

J.H. Pickle's name is inscribed on the cemetery monument but there is no headstone marking his grave. I called the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society library and asked if they might have some record of Pickle's burial. The lady at the library said that they had a register of graves which had been maintained by the Ladies Memorial Association of Charlottesville during the War and that the location each soldier's grave was recorded and its location identified by measurements from the east and south walls of the soldiers' section of the cemetery.

In J. H. Pickle's case, his grave is located 73.25 feet north of the south wall and 181.5 feet west of the east wall :