Civil War Graves of Northern Virginia

Civil War Graves of Northern Virginia

by Charles A. Mills


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Many reminders of the Civil War were left behind in Northern Virginia for future generations to ponder. Also left behind were the graves of those who took part in the tumultuous events of war. Northern Virginia is a treasure house of history, perhaps more so than any other part of the country. One unique way of experiencing that history is by visiting one of the region's many historic cemeteries. Cemeteries have been called open-air museums, and every gravestone has a story to tell. There are some 1,000 cemeteries in Northern Virginia, ranging from small family plots to huge national cemeteries covering hundreds of acres. Many of these cemeteries contain the remains of Civil War veterans. This book is not meant to be an inclusive survey of every cemetery in the region, but rather it is a presentation of the Civil War history of Northern Virginia through the medium of cemeteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467124225
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,205,930
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Civil War Graves of Northern Virginia by Charles A. Mills is a compilation of rare photographs from the Library of Congress and the author's personal collection. Mills is the author of numerous books on the history of Northern Virginia, including Alexandria 1861-1865, Hidden History of Northern Virginia, Echoes of Manassas, and Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia. He is also the producer and cohost of the cable TV show Virginia Time Travel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Alexandria 9

2 Prince William County 35

3 Fairfax County 55

4 Mosby's Confederacy 83

5 Arlington National Cemetery 91

6 Other Notable Graves 115

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