Warrenton Cemetery

Warrenton Cemetery (HM12U1)

Location: Nokesville, VA 20181 Prince William County
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N 38° 42.817', W 77° 37.997'

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Notable Confederate Resting Place

The gate to your right opens to WarrentonCemetery, the final resting place of 986 Confederate soldiers, of every Southern state, about650 casualties of the Civil War. Many woundedConfederates were evacuated to Warrenton andvicinity after the First and Second Battles of Manassas, and 585 died and are buried here. Their identities were lost when Union soldiers burned the wooden grave markers for firewood in the winter of 1863. Their remains were reburiedhere in 1877. Thememorial wall wasconstructed in 1998,listing 520 names recovered in 1996 from medical records in the National Archives.

The most famous Confederate officer buried here, Col. John Singleton Mosby—the Gray Ghost—gained fame during the war as a scout, spy, and partisan ranger leader. After the war,he practiced law locally, and President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him U.S. Consul to Hong Kong.

Capt. John Quincy Marr, the first Confederate officer killed in the war, who died in anengagement at Fairfax Court House on June 1, 1861, is buried here. Two of Fauquier County's four Confederate generals are also interred here: William Fitzhugh Payne, commander of Fauquier County's famed Black Horse Troop, and Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, a cavalry commander at Gettysburg who later served as commissioner of Gettysburg National Military Park.

Other notables include Samuel Chilton, defense counsel at abolitionist John Brown's 1859 treason trial; John Tyler Waller, President John Tyler's grandson, killed in March 1865 fighting the 8th Illinois Cavalry; and Pendleton Ball, enslaved teamster and physician's servant, who applied for a Confederate pension.
HM NumberHM12U1
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByCivil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271045 N 4288288
Decimal Degrees38.71361667, -77.63328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.817', W 77° 37.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 49.02" N, 77° 37' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11205 Burwell Rd, Nokesville VA 20181, US
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