Our Soldiers' Cemetery

Our Soldiers' Cemetery (HM4WQ)

Location: Mt Jackson, VA 22842 Shenandoah County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 45.29', W 78° 38.053'

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The Mount Jackson Confederate Hospital's Cemetery,now called Our Soldiers Cemetery, was dedicated on May 10, 1866 the third anniversary of Stonewall Jackson's death. The "Memorial and Decoration Day" organized by the local ladies was one of the first such observances in the South. The service began with an address in the church by Major Henry Kyd Douglas, the youngest of Jackson's staff officers. Afterward, a participant wrote that "ladies, gentlemen and children as well as many ex-Confederates, all carrying wreaths prepared the day before, marched to the cemetery ? of a mile north of town to place those wreaths on each of the 400 graves."
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HM NumberHM4WQ
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Marker NumberA-65
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 705575 N 4292228
Decimal Degrees38.75483333, -78.63421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.29', W 78° 38.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 17.40" N, 78° 38' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5541-5583 US-11, Mt Jackson VA 22842, US
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