Richmond, Virginia

Oakwood is a city owned cemetery and the resting place of over 17,000 Confederate soldiers from all Southern States. Most of the men buried here were killed during the Seven Days battles or died at Chimborozo, the South’s largest hospital during the war, which was only about a mile away.  We have approximately 8,600 names of the men buried here.

Above is a picture of the obelisk at Oakwood, which has the names of all Southern States inscribed thereon.  Each one of the small marble blocks you see in the picture marks the final resting place for THREE men.  These blocks have only numbers and are too small to contain names.


Another picture of the thousands of small white blocks.


Another look with the obelisk in the far background.


One final picture of these hallowed grounds.


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