Find A GraveAs a memorial, individual soldier burial information is included in the Roster on this site, through links to findagrave.com.

Link to: 7th West Virginia Cavalry “Virtual Cemetery” at findagrave.com


Contribute to the 7th West Virginia Cavalry Virtual Cemetery

There are two ways that you can contribute to the burial information project:
1) Contact me with the Find A Grave link to an individual soldier so that I can add it the Roster database.
2) Use the Contact Me form to send the information and photo for a soldier’s grave, and I will add it to the Find A Grave site as well as the Roster database.  Please include the name of the cemetery and its location (city/town, county, state), as well as a photo of the grave marker, if one is available.

I would also like to encourage descendants to use the “Add Flowers” feature on Find A Grave, in order to honor your ancestor, and identify yourself to other descendants.  (You will need to register on the site to use this feature.)

6/6/2015 Announcement: Instead of adding burial information and photos directly into the web site Roster database, I will be transitioning to simply adding a link to the individual soldier’s memorial on the Find A Grave web site.


Researching a Burial Location

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Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
[online database at Ancestry.com, requires subscription]

Dept of Veterans Affairs – Nationwide Gravesite Locator

West Virginia Adjutant General Burial Records
[microfilm located at West Virginia State Archives]

Various Cemetery Publications
[books located at West Virginia State Archives and local historical societies]


Military Grave Markers

Do you know of a Civil War veteran whose grave needs marked?

Here is where to get the information that you need:
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Headstones and Markers


Burial Related Articles

Tom Gross and sons visit ancestor’s grave

At right, Tom Gross and his two sons visit the grave of their ancestor, Rev. Sebert Warden of Co. L, 7th West Virginia Cavalry.  [Youngest, Jacob Warden on left; Eldest, Thomas Winn, on right.]

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Grave of Andrew Jackson Dodson

At right, descendant James Townsend visits the grave of his ancestor, Private Andrew Jackson Dodson of Co. L, in French Cemetery, Kanawha County, West Virginia.   Private Dodson's brother, Private James Robert Dodson also of Co. L, is also buried in the same cemetery....

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Grave of James Taylor Jenkins, Bugler, Co. G

As part of the ongoing effort to document the grave locations of soldiers of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, descendant Eddie Phillips recently shared a photo of his visit to his ancestor's grave in Dallas County, Texas. James Taylor Jenkins was a bugler in Company G....

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Burial Information will be integrated with Find A Grave

6/6/2015 Announcement: Instead of adding burial information and photos directly into the web site Roster database, I will be transitioning to simply adding a link to the individual soldier’s memorial on the Find A Grave web site. Link to: 7th West Virginia Cavalry...

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Grave Marker of Lucien Loeser

After several years of searching, I was finally able to secure an image of the grave marker for Colonel Lucien Loeser.  He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.  [Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Avenue & 25th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.]...

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Soldier’s grave to be moved due to U.S. 35 construction

U.S. 35 Intersects With History By Charles Shumaker, Charleston Gazette Staff writer Photos by Lawrence Pierce [from The Charleston Gazette, December 24, 2006] WINFIELD — Joyce Saunders already had a passion for uncovering her family’s history when she got a phone...

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Private Cager Mitchell’s grave marked by descendant

[adapted from a local newspaper article in Gilbert, West Virginia] Micajah G. "Cager" Mitchell was laid to rest in 1929 on a hill above Elk Creek just north of Verner. The grave of the Civil War veteran was marked by a simple rock until last week, when Cager's...

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Reuben Mitchell kneels at the grave of his ancestor, Private Cager Mitchell, of Company M, 7th West Virginia Cavalry

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