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Confederate Cemetery at Lewisburg (also known as Confederate Burial Grounds) is a historic cemetery located at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The cemetery is the final resting place of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers from the Battles of Lewisburg (May 23, 1862) and Droop Mountain (November 6, 1863). They are buried in a three-foot-high mound shaped as a Christian cross. The cross measures 80 feet, 5 inches in length, with the "arm" extending 53 feet. There are four commemorative monuments, including one installed by the Federal government in 1956. It is enclosed by a six-foot-high wrought iron fence.To visit Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg on your trip to Lewisburg, use our Lewisburg day trip app.
The Confederate "monument was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a cost of $2,800. The monument was originally located on the campus of the Greenbrier College, but moved to its present location, when U.S. Route 60 was relocated."
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Confederate Cemetery of Lewisburg reviews
95 confederate souls were given a proper burial here. Not much to see, but someone maintains the plot. No matter what side they were on, they were fighting for their cause and died for. They deserve..... more
95 confederate souls were given a proper burial here. Not much to see, but someone maintains the plot. No matter what side they were on, they were fighting for their cause and died for. They deserve..... more »
Confederate Cemetary is a must see for any history buff. We had the "ghost radar" app on the phone & it was lighting up!!!
Confederate Cemetary is a must see for any history buff. We had the "ghost radar" app on the phone & it was lighting up!!! more »
Interesting enough. Well kept and pretty area, but I wish there were more information on the historical significance. I feel like I don’t know more than before even after visiting.
Nice area but hidden. Interesting history and modest grave site. Typical of a Northern general to desecrate the dead.
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