Database Commemorates Civil War Veterans Buried in Fairfax County

Jan. 31, 2013

Fairfax County’s rich history includes serving as the site of several Civil War battles, with residents falling in battle or succumbing to related illnesses, both during and after the four-year conflict. Others lived long lives after and their roles in the Civil War were recorded for posterity by burial and other war records highlighting service on both the Union and Confederate sides.

To honor those who fought in this war and as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association (FCCPA) compiled a database of Civil War veterans buried or memorialized in area cemeteries. Included are veterans interred in cemeteries in the county as well as Fairfax City and Falls Church City, which were part of Fairfax County during the Civil War and through half of the twentieth century.

The database identifies 454 veterans and the association’s Civil War Honor Roll currently profiles 25 of these veterans. Several more are mentioned in articles in the Current Projects section about the cemeteries in which they are buried or memorialized. To expand and improve the database, FCCPA welcomes additions and corrections from the public.

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