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Find A Grave

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

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

Contribute to the 7th West Virginia Cavalry Virtual Cemetery

There are two ways that you can contribute to the burial information project:
1) If a soldier already has a memorial listing on Find A Grave, Contact me with the Find A Grave link or Memorial# and I will add it to the Roster database.
2) If a soldier does not have a memorial listing on Find A Grave, Use the Contact form to send the information 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.)

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

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