Home > 1700-1900 > American Civil War in the United States > Confederate Burials Historic Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh

This historic city cemetery in Raleigh contains a large section dedicated to Confederate war dead. There are 2800 Confederates and 5 Civil War generals buried here. A large marble obelisk which was dedicated in 1870 sits within this section and simply states “In Honor of our Confederate Dead”. In addition a small rounded top granite marker that states “Arlington Dead” indicates the location where 107 remains of North Carolina Confederate soldiers were re-interred on October 17, 1889, from their original location at Arlington National Cemetery; they died as prisoners of war in Washington from 1863-1865. Their names are inscribed on a large bronze plaque nearby. Another section contains the re-interred remains of 137 North Carolinians who perished in the fighting at Gettysburg; they were moved here in 1871 and represent the more than 1600 men from North Carolina who died at Gettysburg or the equivalent of one-third of the total Confederate dead in the battle.

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