Important People of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley


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Soldiers and Civilians
The People of the Shenandoah Valley

These pages are dedicated to those people and this beautiful land called the "Daughter of Stars".
On the following pages you will find information as well as more than 500 links to pages directly related to the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.
There are more than 100 links to infantry, cavalry, and artillery units of both side in the conflict. Check out the Confederate units that fought in the Valley and Federal Units that Fought in the Shenandoah Valley.


BG Turner Ashby, CSA





Southern Men and Women in the Valley




Northern Men and Women in the Valley

Letters, Diaries, and Memoirs from the Valley

Finding People and Information at NARA

Confederate Medical personnel and records
introduction to Civil War Records at the NARA
Information on finding regimental information at NARA
Finding information on battlefields and skirmishes at NARA
Finding WBTS equipment records at NARA
Women Soldiers in the WBTS at NARA
Medal of Honor Information at NARA
Courtmarshal Information at NARA
Searching for Confederate ancestors at NARA

Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Cemeteries

  • Confederate Graves in the Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, VA
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick Maryland
  • CSA Monuments at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal
  • Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, WV
  • Port Republic Cemetery
  • Old Strasburg Cemetery
  • University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery, Charlottesville
  • Winchester National Cemetery



  • BERKELEY COUNTY Green Hill Cemetery, 485 East Burke St., Martinsburg. Covering all sides of a cone-shaped hill, the 1854 cemetery is laid out in circles taken from a French design. Among the graves are 30 unknown Confederate soldiers, as well as Capt. E.G. Alburtis, who commanded the Berkeley Company at Harpers Ferry during the John Brown raid.

  • GREENBRIER COUNTY Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, (near Hilltop Tennis Courts). A simple marker indicates the burial of 16 unknown Confederate soldiers who died of wounds received at the Battle of Dry Creek, August 26-27, 1863.
  • Blue Sulphur Springs, C.R. 25, three mi. south of Smoot off I-64. A state historical marker and simple headstone identify the final resting place of 89 unknown Georgian soldiers who died while encamped near here during the winter of 1862-1863.
  • Confederate Cemetery, Lewisburg, West Virginia. The cemetery features a mass grave of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who died during the Battle of Lewisburg on May 23, 1862. The graves were laid out in a cross design on a hilltop on the edge of town. There are also graves of three known CSA veterans interred after the war. NR Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St., Lewisburg. Following the Battle of Lewisburg, May 23, 1862, the Old Stone Presbyterian Church was used as a hospital. Several Civil War veterans are buried in the church cemetery.

  • HARDY COUNTY Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, West Virginia. Formally set aside as a cemetery in 1851, the shelling of Moorefield took place from this hillside in 1863. A section of the cemetery is noted on a map as "Confederate dead," and features a large monument, which was erected by the Memorial Association in 1873. The obelisk has plaques on each of the four sides recognizing the McNeill Rangers, Hardy Blues and Grays and the 18th and 7th Virginia Cavalries. The monument stands in the center of a double ring of gravestones.

  • HARRISON COUNTY Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, East Pike Street, between Cherry St. and Charleston Ave. This family plot is the final resting-place of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson’s great-grandparents, father and sister.
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown. The Elmwood Cemetery includes the graves of several Confederate veterans including Henry Kyd Douglas, staff officer to General "Stonewall" Jackson, and General William W. Kirkland (CSA)

  • Zion Episcopal Church and Cemetery,Charles Town East Congress St., Charles Town. Several prominent local Confederates are buried here including General Robert E. Lee’s cartographer, S. Howell Brown.

  • KANAWHA COUNTY Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, West Virginia. Offering commanding views of the city, this cemetery includes a section with several Confederate soldiers’ graves.

  • Virginia’s Chapel and Slave Cemetery, U.S. Rt. 60, Cedar Grove. This quaint chapel served as a Confederate hospital and Union stable during the war. A slave cemetery is located behind the church. NR

  • RANDOLPH COUNTY Mount Iser Cemetery, near Beverly, West Virginia (Butcher Hill Historic District). At least 62 Confederate soldiers and one civilian, many of them killed at the Battle of Rich Mountain, are buried in this small cemetery surrounded by Union fortifications

  • TAYLOR COUNTY Grafton National Cemetery, 431 Walnut St. Grafton, West Virginia.

     

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