Confederate Monuments of West Virginia

Confederate Monuments, Memorials and Notable Graves in West Virginia

Berkeley County- Monument to Gen. James Johnson Pettigrew, of North Carolina, killed in the battle of Falling Waters, July 14, 1863.

Berkeley County- Martinsburg, Green Hill Cemetery, monument to dedicated to "the memory of 30 brave soldiers. They fought for honor's sake and died for right,"

Cabell County- Stone of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins, Spring Hill Cemetery, killed at Cloyd's Mountain, May 9, 1864.

Cabell County-Huntington, Obelisk, Spring Hill Cemetery, dedicated June 6, 1900

Cabell County- Proposed Monument, never built, to Southern Women

Fayette County- Lee Tree Site, the place where Gen. Lee first saw his horse "Traveller".  View 2
Iron fencing surrounds the spot where the sugar maple stood under which Gen. Lee pitched his tent. The original tree was cut down in 1936 and the pieces made into souvenirs for the U.D.C. The memorial plaque by the U.D.C. states "This tablet marks the site of the LEE TREE under which General Robert E. Lee pitched his tent during Autumn of 1861. Placed by the the West Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy 1934."
Fayette County-Fayetteville, stone memorial, a rededication of older memorial markers moved to the Vandalia Cemetery,
sponsored by the city and the Southern Cross Chapter 2001, UDC. Newspaper article here.

Greenbrier County-Blue Sulphur Springs, stone for unknown Georgia soldiers who died during the winter of 1863.

Greenbrier County-White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Resort, stone for Confederate soldiers. The resort had been used as a hospital during the war.

Greenbrier County-Standing Confederate Soldier, Greenbrier County Library, "In Memory of Our Confederate Dead". View

Greenbrier County-Lewisburg, stone for 95 unknown soldiers, killed in the Battle of Lewisburg and in the Battle of Droop Mountain. The mass grave is in the form of a cross, about 3 feet high, the two arms stretch 53 feet and 80 feet, there are 4 commemorative monuments on site. You can watch a Youtube video of a visit to the cemetery HERE.

Greenbrier County-Lewisburg,  grave of Gen. Alexander Welch Reynolds, served under Gen. Floyd, died in Egypt in 1876.

Greenbrier County-Lewisburg, large stone erected by survivors of the Battle of Dry Creek in memory of Lt. John Gay Carr, Co. H, 22nd Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Kanawha Riflemen, killed Aug. 26, 1861.

Hampshire County-Augusta, CSA LTG Thomas J. "Stonewall Jackson" Bridge. In 2016 the bridge near Augusta on U.S. Route 50 was named in honor of Stonewall Jackson by an act of the West Virginia legislature.

Hampshire County-Romney,  Confederate Monument, Indian Mound Cemetery, the first monument to be erected after the war. Dedicated Sept. 26, 1867. Another memorial in Cheraw, SC, is sometimes cited as the first, though the inscription was not added until some time after the dedication, unlike the Romney monument, which was inscribed on site before the dedication in violation of Federal law.

Hardy County-Moorefield, Olivet Cemetery, an obelisk dedicated by the Memorial Association in 1873. Each side of the obelisk is dedicated to 4 units, McNeill's Rangers, the 18th Virginia Cavalry, the 7th Virginia Cavalry, and the Hardy Blues and Grays.

Harrison County-Clarksburg,  equestrian statue of Stonewall Jackson, West Main and South Third.

Jefferson County-Harper's Ferry,  Hayward Shepherd Monument, a black B&O employee killed by John Brown's raiders, erected by the U.D.C. & the S.C.V. in 1932.

Jefferson County-Charles Town,  Markers, series of 25 obelisks to mark notable events in Jefferson County, erected by the United Confederate Veterans in 1911.

Jefferson County-Charles Town,  grave of John Yates Beall, who was hung as a spy in New York in 1865.

Jefferson County-Charles Town, Edge Hill Cemetery, obelisk in memory of soldiers killed in the Battle of Cameron's Depot, 1864. Dedicated in 1871.   View 1;   View 2  (Photos courtesy of the Jefferson County Historical Society)

Jefferson County, Charles Town, Zion Episcopal Church, grave of John Augustine Washington.

Jefferson County-Shepherdstown, grave of Gen. William W. Kirkland of North Carolina. View 1

Jefferson County-Shepherdstown, Confederate Memorial, erected in 1870 by the Southern Soldier's Memorial Association. The cenotaph View 1 was erected by the  Henry Kyd Douglas Camp of the S.C.V. in 1937. Many soldiers who died at the Battle of Sharpsburg are buried here. View 2  (Photos courtesy of the Jefferson County Historical Society). Another view from an old postcard View 3

Kanawha County-Charleston, Charleston Spy Memorial. There are conflicting stories about just which side executed the two women as spies. A Union veteran claimed on his death-bed that he had been part of the firing squad.

Kanawha County-Charleston, Ruffner Memorial Park, Memorial to the Kanawha Riflemen,  View 1, and  View 2.

Kanawha County-Charleston,  standing statue of Stonewall Jackson, on the Capitol grounds.
Kanawha County-Charleston, Stonewall Jackson, bust located in the rotunda of the Capitol Building. This bust is the same as the one located in Virginia's Capitol Building, here.

Logan County- Standing statue of "Devil Anse" Hatfield, Confederate soldier and partisan ranger.

Marion County-Barrackville, Confederate monument in cemetery, dedicated in 1915 at the Baptist Church to a young
soldier who died during the Jones-Imboden raid of 1863. See newspaper article at the bottom of the page..

Mason County- Grave of Gen. John McCausland

Mercer County-Bluefield, Confederate Memorial

Monroe County-Union,  standing Confederate soldier

Monroe County-Union, grave of William Porcher Miles, designer of the Confederate Battle Flag. He married into a wealthy family of Monroe County. A marker as part of the West Virginia highway system was dedicated to him in 2011.

Nicholas County-Powell's Mountain, "Young Monument". This is a monument for Henry Young, who was killed in the first year of the war by Union soldiers. It is unclear if he was a member of the 36th Virginia Infantry or local militia. He was buried where he died, but the body was moved when U.S. 19 was being constructed. Here is a photo of the monument.
His headstone states he was a member of Co. D, 36th Va. Inf.

Pendleton County-Franklin, Confederate Monument in the Franklin Cemetery. The bronze plaque reads "In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers from Pendleton County who served in the War Between the States. 1861-1865. Erected by the Brig. Gen. James Boggs Camp 1706 - S.C.V. 2009".

Pocahontas County-Huntersville, Confederate Cemetery

Putnam County-Battle of Scary Creek Monument, erected by the U.D.C. The monument was moved and rededicated on July 18, 2015, by the UDC. HERE is the story with a picture of the monument.

Randolph County-Beverly,  Mt. Iser Cemetery, Confederate Obelisk, erected in 1906 by the U.D.C. The only privately owned Confederate cemetery.

Randolph County-Valley mountain,  large St. Andrew's Cross, "Sacred to the Memory of Confederate soldiers of the 21st and 15th Virginia Regt's, Valley Mountain, 1861, Non Sibi Sed Patriae, Erected by Comrades 1902."

Randolph County- Mingo, Standing Confederate statue, View 1 and another View 2.

Summers County-Hinton, Standing Confederate soldier, erected in 1904.

Summers County- Mike Foster Monument, Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, 10 foot obelisk erected in 1907, attended by a crowd of 3,000. Served with Stonewall Jackson. View 2, View 3, View 4, View 5, Marker. And many
thanks to Ted Hinerman for providing these photographs.

Wood County-Parkersburg,  Confederate Memorial, standing Confederate soldier, erected in 1908.
Monuments Outside of West Virginia
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Monument to Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins of Cabell County. Website is here.
Sharpsburg, Maryland. Monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Headquarters. Purchased, restored and marked by the West Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. Unveiled Sept. 17, 1936.

Newspaper article on the Marion County monument erected in 1915, from The West Virginian, Dec. 13, 1915. The young man, names as Luther Santmyer, served in the 41st Battalion Virginia Infantry under Col. Robert White of Jefferson County.
There is some confusion in the records as to when this unit was organized formally, but it is clear from this young man's death that many were already in the field. The unit was later merged into the 23rd Virginia Cavalry.

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