History

gate-transparentThe Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, owned and maintained by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, was dedicated in May of 1870 to the 3,553 Confederates who were killed on four area battlefields and reinterred here.

They came from fourteen Southern states. Those whose identities are unknown rest under the massive Monument to the Confederate Dead. The others are buried in individual graves with stones of Georgia marble.
On this spot the Association held one of the earliest Memorial Day observances in the country. As it has for nearly 150 years, this tradition continues annually at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, the last Monday in May. You are cordially invited to attend.

THE FREDERICKSBURG CONFEDERATE CEMETERY, at Amelia Street and Washington Avenue, was established by the Ladies’ Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, organized May 10, 1866.

The cemetery is open every day during daylight hours. Please use the visitors’ entrance, to the right of the main gate.

The Ladies’ Memorial Association gratefully accepts contributions to help maintain the Confederate Cemetery. Tax deductible, they may be sent to the following address:

Ladies’ Memorial Association
2 Commonwealth Place
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

You may also donate online using PayPal by following this link.