VA Winchester Confederate Cemetery

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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.

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The Confederate Cemetery was dedicated on October 25, 1866. It holds the remains of over 3,300 Confederate soldiers, 829 of whom are unknown.

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Among the most famous Confederates buried here are Turner Ashby and Tazewell and George Patton, grandfather and uncle of WWII General George Patton.


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The monument to the unknown dead is beautiful and impressive.

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There are separate monuments from the states of the CSA. I don't recall seeing this done in a cemetery before.

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Daniel Morgan is one of my heroes. He contributed as much as any other man, in terms of leadership, to the United States winning the War for Independence. Thanks for the photo's; I hope to visit his grave myself some day.
 

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Daniel Morgan is one of my heroes. He contributed as much as any other man, in terms of leadership, to the United States winning the War for Independence. Thanks for the photo's; I hope to visit his grave myself some day.

You'll appreciate this. Also in Winchester. The stone building in the background is the Presbyterian church where he was originally
buried.

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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...

There are separate monuments from the states of the CSA. I don't recall seeing this done in a cemetery before.
Had you been able to visit the National Cemetery you would've seen much the same thing with various Northern State monuments including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont and even a separate one for the Union Sixth Corps that attacked across this very ground Sept. 19, 1864. I believe the reason for it is likely that until very recently there had been little or no land preserved from the several battlefields in and around Winchester. Since both Hebron and the National Cemetery are actually located on land that was part of the battlefield of Opequon or Third Winchester it was likely deemed the best or even only available place to erect State Monuments from the battle in the 1880's or 1890's when they began to appear. You can check some them out in my previous thread on both:


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Thank you for the photos! As a Friend of the SCV, in Northern Dixie, I appreciate being able to see them. I hope I can visit at some point in the future!!
 

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