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Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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  • Anna Lee Sale (1901 - 1923)
    Died in auto accident near Doswell, VA (info from Virginia death certificate filed in Richmond)Family record shows birth date as Nov.9

This project is for those buried in Oakwood Cemetery, 3101 Nine Mile Road, Richmond, Virginia.

From Find a Grave:

The first burials were in 1855. In 1861, Richmond was named the capital of the new Confederate States of America. After the Civil War broke out, the city's hospitals and clinics received a large number of critically wounded soldiers. The Committee on Burying Grounds agreed to provide interment for soldiers who died in Richmond or Henrico County, and in July 1862 offered to have Oakwood Cemetery opened for large scale burial of Confederate soldiers, and set aside a separate section of the grounds for this purpose. Oakwood Cemetery was the final resting place of soldiers who died in treatment at Chimborazo Hospital, a massive facility on Church Hill, along with casualties from several battles fought in the Richmond area. By the end of the war, the Confederate section of the cemetery covered about 7.5 acres and contained around 17,000 burials. Oakwood Cemetery today covers about 199 acres of ground, and continues to be maintained by the City of Richmond and various charitable trusts.

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