Cedar Grove Cemetery (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Cedar Grove Cemetery
|Location||301 Fort Ln., Portsmouth, Virginia|
|Area||5.3 acres (2.1 ha)|
|Architect||Anderson, William A.; Butt & Hodges|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Exotic Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||92001366|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1992|
|Designated VLR||June 19, 1991|
Cedar Grove Cemetery is a historic public cemetery located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1832. The cemetery contains more than 400 graves with monuments dating from the late 1700s to the present. Its memorial markers include small tablets, ledger stones, obelisks, columnar monuments and mausoleums. They include notable examples of Greek Revival, Late Victorian, and Exotic Revival funerary art.
Notable burials and monuments
- James Chisholm (1815–1855) – Episcopal priest who died helping the community through an epidemic of yellow fever, leaving behind a historic draft memoir
- James W. Cooke (1812–1869) – Naval officer in the U.S. Navy and the Confederate Navy, overseer of the construction of the ironclad ram CSS Albemarle
- Archibald C. Godwin (1831–1864) – Brigadier general in the Confederate States Army who died at the Third Battle of Winchester (monument only, buried at Stonewall Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia)
- William H. Murdaugh – Passed Midshipman, acting master and first officer of the First Grinnell Expedition to investigate the fate of the lost Franklin Polar Expedition
- Charles Francis Nash (died 1942) – a Leading Aircraftman for the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II (the only Commonwealth war grave at the site).
- George Pickett (1825–1875) – Major general in the Confederate States Army who led the assault known as Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg (later disinterred and reburied at the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia).
- Grace Phillips Pollard (1873–1932) – wife of Virginia Governor John Garland Pollard
- John L. Porter (1813–1893) – civilian employee of the U.S. Navy and the Confederate Navy, designer of the ironclad warship, the CSS Virginia
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Charles Mill and Jocelyn Terry-Adumuah (April 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cedar Grove Cemetery". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
- Nash, Charles Francis, Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty record.
- Selcer, Richard F. "Faithfully and Forever Your Soldier": Gen. George E. Pickett, CSA. Gettysburg, Pa.:Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1995, p. 54.
|This article about a property in Portsmouth, Virginia on the National Register of Historic Places is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|