Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg

Confederate Grave at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Greenbrier Valley Region
Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg, W.Va.

The Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County, contains the last physical evidence of the bloody Battle of Lewisburg, fought May 23, 1862. It is also one of a handful of cemeteries in West Virginia devoted to rebel soldiers. The bodies of 95 unknown soldiers are interred within its cross-shaped mound, including those who fell in the battles of Lewisburg and at Droop Mountain Battlefield on November 6, 1863. The bodies were first buried in a trench behind the Old Stone Church.

Three known individuals rest with markers -- Captain J. W. Brannam (1834-1870), Colonel Mordecia Halstead (1808-1863) and J. W. Rogers (1836-1914).

Article by Gwen Hagaman
Pennies on Rebel Grave, Lewisburg, West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Greenbrier Valley Region
Pennies left in memory of soldiers, August 2014

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