Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Arlington Confederate Dead Reburied in North Carolina-- Part 1

"The Arlington Dead in North Carolina" by Charles Purser.

The Raleigh Ladies' memorial Association, during the later part of September 1883, made arrangements to have North Carolina soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery returned home.

For 19 years they had been buried "in an almost secluded spot...their graves marked by a simple pine board on which was inscribed 'N.C. Rebel.""

In the first week of October 1883 the remains were disinterred and brought to Alexandria, Virginia, by undertaker Whitley and placed in four caskets for shipment to Raleigh.  Of course, there were many more than four bodies, but by then most of the bodies were no longer there.

--Old Secesh


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