Saturday, March 7, 2015

Raleigh's Confederate Cemetery-- Part 1

From the Feb. 15, 2009, Raleigh Public Record by Kate Pattison.

I was looking for some more information on the Confederates from Arlington National Cemetery buried in Raleigh.

Raleigh, North Carolina, served as a medical hub for Confederate forces during the Civil War because of its rail connections and the fact it was a considerable distance from the front lines in Virginia.The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville caused even more Confederate wounded to be brought into the city in 1865.

By April 1865, Pettigrew Hospital, just off New Bern Avenue was taken over by the Union forces of Sherman.  Dead from there had been buried at Rock Quarry Cemetery, now the Raleigh National Cemetery located off Rock Quarry Road.  Union dead were buried along with Confederates.

--Old Secesh

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