Sign - Confederate Cemetery - Remains of 95 unknown Confederate
soldiers who fought in the Battle of Lewisburg on 23 May 1862 lie in this cross-shaped common grave.
It has an upright 80 feet long and cross arms of 40 feet. After the Civil War the
unclaimed dead were removed from the Lewisburg Cemetery and reburied in this common grave.
The bronze marker which serves as a headstone was provided by the Federal Government on
13 November 1956.
informational plaque - Battle of Lewisburg, 23 May 1862. The
3rd Provisional Ohio Brigade's camp was on this hill. The Confederate artillery opened the
battle at 5 a.m. with a bombardment of the Federal camp.
Grave 1 - J.W. Rogers, 1836 - 1914, May he rest in peace
Grave 2 - Here rest the remains of approximately 95 unknown
Confederate soldiers killed or died of disease and wounds in the Battle of Lewisburg. [view of grave] [the tiny note on tope of the plaque reads:] This
replica of a confederate battle flag is placed here in memory of Pvt. Thomas W. Alexander, Co. [W]
[16th] Virginia Infantry (Stonewall Brigade) [and] who fought valiantly for his county ? by his great
great ? Alexander ?.
Grave 3 - Mordecia [sic - Mordecai?] Halstead, 1808 - 1863
Grave 4 - In memory of [mason emblem] Capt. J. W. Branham, Died
June 9, 1870 in the 36th year of his age, Let brotherly love continue, 13th Chapt Heb ?