Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Mount Jackson

Our Soldiers' Cemetery A65

A historical marker about the Civil War Our Soldiers' Cemetery is in Mount Jackson, Virginia. The marker is just outside the gates of the Civil War Our Soldiers' Cemetery along with its monuments To All Confederates and to The Confederate Hospital, and across the street from the Virginia historical marker The Confederate Hospital and the Mt. Jackson General Hospital wayside marker.

 

Location and directions

The Civil War Our Soldiers' Cemetery, its monuments and historical marker are on the north side of Mount Jackson, on the the west side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) about 0.4 mille south of Mount Jackson Road.

( 38.7548° N, 78.63408° W. see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

A65
Our Soldiers' Cemetery

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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 ¾ of a mile north
of town to place those wreaths on each of
the 400 graves.”


Erected 1997 by the Department of Historic Resources.



Historical marker about the Civil War Our Soldiers' Cemetery is in Mount Jackson, Virginia
(above) Historical marker on Our Soldiers' Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Virginia






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