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(WVA Explorer) LEWISBURG, W.Va.—Of the many historic landmarks in Lewisburg, perhaps none is more remarkable than a cross-shaped Confederate grave on a hill above the city’s downtown historic district.
In a shady park setting ideally suited to contemplation, the remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers lie buried in a mass grave here that historians and travel ambassadors say is truly unique.
According to historian Mike Gioulis, the cemetery is singular in West Virginia and is the sole remaining artifact of the Battle of Lewisburg, fought in 1862…Read the rest