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Previouly Unknown (except to God), now known......... What a story! I have learned of the burial location of 22 (possibly 23) soldiers from the 9th Georgia Infantry. In reviewing some old files I have, sent by Robert E. Smith of Carpentersville, Ill. (ancestor of Charles Wilburn Smith, 5th Ala. Infantry Battalion) I am able to publish this account of previously Unknown 9th Georgia soldiers' burial location at the Warrenton, Va., Cemetery. Mr. Smith had painstakingly researched the 585 soldiers buried in Warrenton, seeking his ancestor's burial site. Completing his research, he was able to identify 520 men. Mr. Smith went on to write "Confederate Casualties of Manassas". His research on Warrenton was turned over to Mrs. Elizabeth Lineweaver of the Black Horse Chapter, No. 9, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Warrenton, Virginia. The UDC published "The Memorial Wall To Name The Fallen", in 1998 and has borne the expense of erecting a granite monument with the men's names inscribed on it. These men were CSA soldiers from Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., and Va.
What a tribute to fallen heroes!
A brief history-Warrenton received thousands of CSA wounded casualties from the Va. battles of 1861-1862, such as Manasses and 2nd Manasses, as well as having many hospitals for the sick (the town was over-run with casualties, using almost any standing building, barn, church, etc.). Residents did what they could under the circumstances, caring for the men as best they could. The town changed hands many times during the war, so food and supplies were very low. As men died, they were buried in shallow graves in the local cemetery, with wooded headboards to identify the soldier, usually inscribed on a wooded plank by local schoolchildren. There was not enough wood for coffins, so available wood was used as a gravemarker. In the winter of 1863, a group of Union Cavalry (possibly the 4th or 5th New York Cavalry), removed the headboards to use as firewood (what a DISGRACE!). The Union retained control of the town from 1863 till the end of the war. The soldiers not known by the townspeople, would have remained unknown, except for the work of Mr. Smith. I have posted as much info on the men as I could obtain; 9th Georgia soldiers below, and the Company they were in, and cause of death (if known): These records can also be searched by the 9th Georgia Search Engine, used by descendants, as this page is "linked" to the Search Engine:

(V.S. is Latin for "Vulnus Sclopeticum", abbreviated as" V.S.", "Vuls. Sclo.", or "V. Sclopeticum". This Archaic Latin term was a Confederate doctor's description for a gunshot wound. Possibly also used for a wound caused by artillery, i.e., a wound caused by cannister or an artillery shell fragment).
Name: Company: Cause of death: Date:
Akins, (Aikens) L.S.- I Co. -V.S. knee died Oct. 24, 1862
Arrington, James T.- E Co. -V.S. back died Sept. 12, 1862
Callaghan, Thomas - I Co. -leg amputated died Oct. 12, 1862
Clark, Joseph (J.A.) -H Co. -typhoid fever died Sept. 25, 1861
Brown, William D. -I Co. -typhoid-pneumonia died Dec. 29, 1861
Connelly, James A.-G Co. -V.S. leg died Sept. 4, 1862
Denson, John M. -E Co. -V.S. arms/thigh died Sept. 22, 1862
Harris, J.M. -H Co. -V.S. head died Sept. 30, 1862
Herring, Robert A. -H Co. -typ. fever died Sept. 14 (or 17), 1861
Jones, Nathan David -H Co. -fever CSR Reg., died Aug. 20, 1861
Kilgo, Wade L. -B Co. shot died Sept. 3, 1862
Lane, Thomas -K Co. -wounded died Jan. 1863
Martin, George W. -I Co. -typ. pneumonia died Dec. 24, 1861
McNeil, ( McNeal) Lucius -H Co. -typ. fever died Oct. 12, 1861
Mercer, Harmon S. -D Co. -V.S. breast died Sept. 30, 1862
Newton, Isaac T.A. -H Co. -typhoid fever died Oct. 15, 1861
Powell, William B. -E Co. -V.S. leg/side died Sept. 25, 1862
Rainey, William (Wm) -H Co. -V.S. face/hip died Sept. 15, 1862
Sanford, J. -I Co. -V.S. chest died Sept. 7, 1862
Sibley, Clement C. -H Co. typ. fever died Sept. 25, 1861
Strickland, Peter O. -I Co. -thigh fractured died Sept. 28, 1862
Tyner, G.S. -D Co. -V.S. hip died Sept. 20, 1862

Possible Death, cannot be confirmed:
Heckworthy, James -D Co. Regimental Return card lists-died at Warrenton, no date; also lists deserted, Sept. 3, 1861
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