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RECENT CEMETERY CLEAN-UPS

In early 2015, members of FCCPA met a Trammell descendant in Vienna.  By using old maps and neighbors descriptions, we were able to locate the Israel Trammell Family Cemetery situated at the intersection of...

At the request of a family relative, a FCCPA member searched for ingress to the burial ground of Lt. Franklin Williams. During a recent visit, the family had member found an iron fence blocking...

LATEST VETERAN HONOR ROLL

Born August 14, 1839 Died October 4, 1861 Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia Buried: Place uncertain How Died: Cause uncertain Military Service: Confederacy Military Rank Held: Private Unit: Kershaw’s 2nd South...

James Philip Trammell (Phillip) Born March 31, 1843 Died September 18, 1912 Place of birth: near Frying Pan Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, VA How died: Paralysis at his...

Robert Wiley Born August 16, 1840 Died February 12, 1932 Place of birth: near Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia Place of Death: Fairfax City, Virginia Buried: Fairfax City Cemetery How Died:...

To commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial and honor the memories of our veterans, FCCPA has compiled a database of veterans buried or memorialized in...

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UPCOMING FCCPA EVENTS

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Apr
20
Wed
Fairfax Station Civil War Forum @ Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The unprecedented number of deaths of soldiers in the Civil War soldiers resulted in thousands of known and unknown dead being hastily buried in shallow graves on the battlefields. In July 1862, the U.S. Congress authorized President Lincoln to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries for those who died fighting in behalf of their country, creating fourteen national cemeteries.

Through the years, governments and communities have established cemeteries to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers. Local historian Mary Lipsey, a member of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association (FCCPA) and Fairfax Historical Commission, will discuss efforts to preserve these grounds.

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