Groveton Confederate Cemetery


The Groveton Confederate Cemetery, ca. 1930. The obelisk monument, placed in 1904 by the Bull Run Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to serve as the focal point of the Groveton Confederate Cemetery, can be seen in the center of the photograph. Manassas National Battlefield Park did not acquire the cemetery until 1973. The monument includes the inscription "Dulce et decorum est pro patria more," translated roughly to "It is sweet and right to die for your country."
[source: Manassas National Battlefield Park's Facebook page, 13/3/2015]

Survey Details

Classification: Civil War
Status: Maintained, not in use
Condition: Good
Approx. Size: 125 x 300 feet
Approximate Number of Burials: 266
Markers: Tombstone, Unmarked
Surnames Listed on Markers: James Jerman Palmer son of Dr. John S. & Esther Simmons Palmer born Charleston S.C. May 28, 1840, Killed in Second Manassas, August 30, 1862
William Ripley Co. G. 6th VA Regt. Southampton Co. killed August 30, 1862 Second Manassas, aged 20 years.
Comments: None
Surveyed By: Ron Turner - 2001
Latitude / Longitude: 38.814016, -77.545946

Site Visits

Visited by: Date: Comments:
Ron Turner 2001 None
David Cuff Nov. 2015 Well maintained cemetery.


Images taken Nov. 2015