Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg, Lewisburg

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Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg (also known as Confederate Burial Grounds) is a historic cemetery located at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The cemetery is the final resting place of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers from the Battles of Lewisburg (May 23, 1862) and Droop Mountain (November 6, 1863). They are buried in a three-foot-high mound shaped as a Christian cross. The cross measures 80 feet, 5 inches in length, with the "arm" extending 53 feet. There are four commemorative monuments, including one installed by the Federal government in 1956. It is enclosed by a six-foot-high wrought iron fence.
The Confederate "monument was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a cost of $2,800. The monument was originally located on the campus of the Greenbrier College, but moved to its present location, when U.S. Route 60 was relocated."
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
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  • Confederate Cemetary is a must see for any history buff. We had the "ghost radar" app on the phone & it was lighting up!!!  more »
  • It is right by the Old Stone Church. Lewisburg has a very walkable downtown. You can also see Carnegie Hall and other historic buildings.  more »
  • Interesting enough. Well kept and pretty area, but I wish there were more information on the historical significance. I feel like I don’t know more than before even after visiting.
  • Beautiful place (very offbeaten path) serene and a great way of preserving history.

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