Lewisburg

Lewisburg (HMECX)

Location: Lewisburg, WV 24901 Greenbrier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.127', W 80° 27.094'

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Old Confederate Cemetery . A Civil War Burial Ground

The remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Lewisburg, fought May 23, 1862, lie in this cross-shaped common grave. It has a vertical length 80 feet long and a cross arm of 40 feet long, with an overall width of 10 feet.

Colonel George Crook would not permit the Southern sympathizers to bury their own dead, and thus they were originally laid out in the Old Stone Church and later placed in a trench along the south wall of the church without ceremony. It wasn't until after the war that the remains of the 95 Confederate dead were removed from the churchyard and interred in this cross-shaped mass grave.

The bronze marker, which serves as a headstone, was provided by the Federal Government and erected on November 13, 1956.
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HM NumberHMECX
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Placed ByWest Virginia Civil War Trail
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 548280 N 4184001
Decimal Degrees37.80211667, -80.45156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.127', W 80° 27.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 7.62" N, 80° 27' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-207 Co Rte 60/9, Lewisburg WV 24901, US
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