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.
Important - The cemetery is located at the rear of the property, past the ball fields, down a trail. Please look for our signs.
We will be raking, trimming , picking up and sawing limbs etc.
Please bring rakes, trimmers and gas or battery operated leaf blowers.
Wear long sleeves, pants and gloves. Water will be provided.
Anyone may help. Please feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and young people. Yes, we can sign community service hour forms.
We need you to RSVP if you plan to attend.