Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery (HMN0M)

Location: Belington, WV 26250 Barbour County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.416', W 79° 54.871'

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Fallen Heroes of Laurel Hill

Within this fenced burial ground lie Confederate soldiers who died at Laurel Hill. Their number is unknown. Inscribed headboards once marked the graves.

During the Civil War, disease killed more men than bullets. One soldier reported 14 graves in two separate cemeteries. Fewer than a dozen Confederates were killed in battle at Laurel Hill.

The graves of some Confederates were later removed. John B. Pendleton of the 23rd Virginia Infantry was killed in action and buried here. After the war, Pendleton's brother moved his remains to a family cemetery in Louisa County, Virginia.

"A man was buried today about four o'clock ... Several guns were fired over his grave."
Marion Harding, 31st Virginia Infantry C.S.A.

"[Fendall] Whitlock of our company died a few days since. We buried him on the side of a mountain ... You must write very often my Darling, for you do not know the pleasure it affords me."
Last letter of John B. Pendleton, 23rd Virginia Infantry C.S.A.

Charles H. Goff
Richmond, Va. Co. H. 23d Reg. Va. Vol.
Who was shot in action July 7th, 1861.
Aged 19 years
Inscription from a Laurel Hill grave marker
HM NumberHMN0M
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593985 N 4318106
Decimal Degrees39.00693333, -79.91451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.416', W 79° 54.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 24.96" N, 79° 54' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Unnamed Road, Belington WV 26250, US
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