Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery
The Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery was commissioned by the Ladies Memorial Association in 1867. The Ladies were looking for a place to bury their loved ones where their memory could be honored. Over 3,300 soldiers are buried within the cemetery walls. Because of the chaotic nature of battle during the Civil War, 2,184 of these soldiers are unknown. A yearly memorial is held by the Ladies to preserve the memories of those lost in the Civil War.
Backstory and Context
There are also six Confederate generals buried here: Seth Barton, Dabney Maury, Abner Perrin, Daniel Ruggles, Henry Sibley and Carter Stevenson. Perrin was the only general killed in a battle around Fredericksburg; the others lived through the war and were brought there to be buried. The cemetery has a roster of the known dead interred there; inquiries can be made by calling (540) 373-6122.