Confederate Cemetery under Construction

Title

Confederate Cemetery under Construction

Abstract

Date

June 13, 1865

Transcription

Recto: "Winchester on under hill // People's cemetery // Milroys defenses 1 mile off // these stones are boundary // unknown // unknown // site of oblong."
Verso: This cemetery embraces 5 acres and will be when completed a part of the people's cemetery, it is subjoined to the latter. 568 feet is its length, breadth 336. In the centre is oblong divided into four angles by a walk in the center of which will be erected a monument. In these four angles are to be buried the unknown. The different states are to be represented by the squares. At present 750 bodies are interred - 3000 bodies are expected to repose there within a year, gathered from the battle fields within 12 miles. It will be completed within 12 months. The scheme originated among the ladies of the south. 4000 has been subscribed. It will require in all 10,000 to complete it. Mr. Crum is the trustee, from whom I received the above information from him."

Condition

3 vertical fold marks // corners frayed.

Place

Medium

graphite on paper

Dimensions

11.75 x 6.5 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.4315734, -78.6568942

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-6-13-65 (Box 9).

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4971

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JT-VA-6-13-65

Citation

Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “Confederate Cemetery under Construction,” The Becker Collection, accessed June 17, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2930.