I visited the Winchester Confederate Cemetery this weekend, for the first time. It's a beautiful and moving place, so I thought I'd share some photos. Unfortunately the adjoining National Cemetery was closed, so I wasn't able to visit it.
The Confederate Cemetery is part of the larger Hebron Cemetery. My main reason to visit was the see the grave of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan. Even though he is obviously not buried in the Confederate Cemetery, I'll start with him.
The Confederate Cemetery was dedicated on October 25, 1866. It holds the remains of over 3,300 Confederate soldiers, 829 of whom are unknown.
Among the most famous Confederates buried here are Turner Ashby and Tazewell and George Patton, grandfather and uncle of WWII General George Patton.
The monument to the unknown dead is beautiful and impressive.
There are separate monuments from the states of the CSA. I don't recall seeing this done in a cemetery before.