The Cemetery

The Cemetery (HMAT1)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
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N 37° 12.667', W 76° 34.105'

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The Civil War at Endview

— A living history museum —

Located near a circa 1630 house site, this graveyard has held the mortal remains of the Harwood family and other persons since the seventeenth century. Southern plantations typically had a private plot containing the graves of several generations of family members. However, the Endview cemetery has only a few markers left that clearly identify the deceased.

Humphrey K. Harwood was the nephew of the last Harwood who owned Endview Plantation and the first cousin of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, Jr. Humphrey Harwood is buried here with his wife Lucy (who died in childbirth), sons Daniel and Newton, and daughter Ellen. The three children's graves underscore the high childhood mortality rate in the antebellum era.

Sidebar: John L. Harwood, the brother of Humphrey K. Harwood, was a Confederate veteran. Harwood enlisted on May 27, 1861, in Company H of the 32nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. His cousin, Dr. Curtis, organized and drilled Company H on Endview's lawn. Private Harwood was slightly wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862, and was later captured at Saylor's Creek on April 6, 1865. He died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1890.
HM NumberHMAT1
Placed ByEndview Living History Museum
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360830 N 4119444
Decimal Degrees37.21111667, -76.56841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.667', W 76° 34.105'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 40.02" N, 76° 34' 6.30" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 362 Yorktown Rd, Newport News VA 23603, US
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