Cemetery clean-up

Our thanks goes out to Anne Little and Tree Fredericksburg, Va, for cleaning up the cemetery last week and for all their help with the Cemetery Tree Program.

With their help we have now replaced trees which have been lost over the years.

Grant request approved

The Duff Green Foundation of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region funded our grant request of $3310.  These funds will be used to mark the 14 sections of the cemetery with flat stone markers  to identify the sections.  There are no markers now so this will be very helpful in finding graves.

The funds will be also be used to identify and explain the mammoth shell which sits in the cemetery. This representation of a mammoth shell was originally on top of the Confederate Monument in the Cemetery completed in June of 1881.  In 1891, the bronze confederate soldier statue was crowned the apex of the momument and the shell was placed in the cemetery.