Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Section

Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Section (HMA0U)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.065', W 77° 23.787'

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After the First Battle of Manassas, Richmond appropriated this approximately 7.5 - acre lot on 12 Aug. 1861 for burial of Confederate war dead. These Soldiers from every Southern state either died in Richmond's military hospitals, such as Chimborazo, or were brought directly from local battlefields. Eventually they numbered about 17,200, including some 8,000 unknowns. The first recorded Memorial Day observance in Richmond occurred here on 10 May 1866, organized by the Ladies' Memorial Association for Confederate Dead in Oakwood Cemetery. Robert E. Lee, invited to speak, declined but wrote, "The graves of Confederate dead will always be green in my memory, and their deeds be hallowed in my recollection."
HM NumberHMA0U
Marker NumberSA -64
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288258 N 4156858
Decimal Degrees37.53441667, -77.39645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.065', W 77° 23.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 3.90" N, 77° 23' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400-3498 E Richmond Rd, Richmond VA 23223, US
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