Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Winchester - Stonewall Confederate Cemetery

Monument to the Unknown
and Unrecorded Dead

At the center of the Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia stands the Monument to the Unknown and Unrecorded Dead. (39° 10.961′ N, 78° 9.43′ W; see map)


From the front of monument:


To the
Unknown and Unrecorded

From the right side:


Erected A.D. 1879, by the people of the South

To the 829 unknown Confederate Dead

who lie beneath this mound

in grateful rememberance of their Heroic Virtues

And that their example of unstinted devotion

to Duty and Country may never be forgotten

From the left side:


Who they were, none know;

What they are, all know.


From the rear:


On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread;
While glory guards with solemn round
This bivouac of the dead.



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