Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Mount Jackson

Our Soldiers Cemetery

Our Soldiers Cemetery is on the north side of Mount Jackson, Virginia, on the west side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11). It was established in 1861 across the road from the Mount Jackson General Hospital, operated by the Confederate Medical Department.

 

During the war graves of the soldiers were marked with their names, units, and death dates. But after the war the graves were neglected, and by the time the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the Monument To All Confederates in 1908, 112 had been lost. Today only three of the original 359 still stand.*

 

A monument To All Confederates (see more) topped with the statue of a Confederate soldier contemplating his comrades was placed in the center of the cemetery by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1903.

 

Behind it the monument to the Confederate Hospital (see more) lists the names, units, states and death dates of the 359 Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery.

 

A bench in between the two monuments commemorates D. Coiner Rosen.

 

From the bench:

D. Coiner Rosen
Dedicated to the Preservation of Confederate History

 

This bench was dedicated
May 12, 2007
Camp No. 1951
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Edinburg - Mt. Jackson

 

Location and directions

The Civil War Our Soldiers' Cemetery is 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.

 

Location. 38.7548 N, 78.63408 W. see map.

 

 

*The three surviving marked graves in Our Soldiers' Cemetery are those of:

1st Lieutenant Daniel C King, Company C, 16th North Carolina, died Jul 27 1863
Private John Hackett, Company E, 60th Georgia Infantry, died Aug 1 1863
Solomon Shrader, Company C, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, died Aug 11 1863

 




(above) View of the Oir Soldiers' Cemetery from the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) showing the gates, the monument To All Confederates and the stone slabs with the tablets
(below) The monument To All Confederates (see more about the monument)

The monument To All Confederates contemplates lost comrades in Our Soldiers' Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Virgina
Monument to the Confederate Hospital in Mount Jackson, Virginia lists the 359 Confederates buried in the hospital's Our Soldiers' Cemetery.
(above) The monument to the hospital and cemetery lists the names of the men interred in the cemetery on four tablets, and has a bronze bas-relief of the hospital.
(below) A bench commemorates D. Coiner Rosen of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Rosen commemorative bench in Our Soldiers' Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Virginia.Closeup of marker from the Rosen bench in Our Soldiers' Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Virginia.





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