Burials

Reuben Mitchell

Reuben Mitchell kneels at the grave of his ancestor, Private Cager Mitchell, of Company M, 7th West Virginia Cavalry

Find A GraveAs a memorial, individual soldier burial information is included in the Roster on this site, through links to findagrave.com.

Link to: 7th West Virginia Cavalry “Virtual Cemetery” at findagrave.com


There are two ways that you can contribute to the burial information project:
1) Contact me with the Find A Grave link to an individual soldier so that I can add it the Roster database.
2) Use the Contact Me form to send the information and photo for a soldier’s grave, and I will add it to the Find A Grave site as well as the Roster database.  Please include the name of the cemetery and its location (city/town, county, state), as well as a photo of the grave marker, if one is available.

I would also like to encourage descendants to use the “Add Flowers” feature on Find A Grave, in order to honor your ancestor, and identify yourself to other descendants.  (You will need to register on the site to use this feature.)

6/6/2015 Announcement: Instead of adding burial information and photos directly into the web site Roster database, I will be transitioning to simply adding a link to the individual soldier’s memorial on the Find A Grave web site.


Researching a Burial Location

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Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
[online database at Ancestry.com, requires subscription]

Dept of Veterans Affairs – Nationwide Gravesite Locator

West Virginia Adjutant General Burial Records
[microfilm located at West Virginia State Archives]

Various Cemetery Publications
[books located at West Virginia State Archives and local historical societies]


Military Grave Markers

Do you know of a Civil War veteran whose grave needs marked?

Here is where to get the information that you need:
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Headstones and Markers


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