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“Sad” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Stonewall Confederate Cemetery

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
305 E Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601
540 662 4868
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Sad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The cemetery is beautiful. A fabulous blend of new and old. However, on our way out of the cemetery we passed a humane animal trap by a headstone. The type used to trap feral cats. Inside was a dead hedgehog and another barely moving. A squirrel was also in the trap. They were obviously trapped because they were damaging graves/the property. But there was nothing humane about this. Animals left out in the sun to starve with no food or water. They should have been released elsewhere. We released the squirrel but there was nothing we could do for the others. We stopped at the office to complain and the employee there seemed horrified and said the plan was to release them....they were babies and they are trying to catch the mom. It was horrific and spoiled the tranquil beauty of the cemetery. We called back a day later and were assured they were keeping a closer eye on the traps and that they had released surviving babies to return to their mother.

I wouldn't want a loved ones grave destroyed by animals but I would want them humanely treated.

Visited June 2014
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Berryville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery is a very historic and beautiful cemetery. General George Patton's father is buried in the cemetery which I thought was neat information. The castle (entrance) is beautiful. The area is rich with history.

Visited March 2014
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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's a moving and peaceful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I love that Winchester has a Confederate cemetery. It's well maintained and a poignant reminder of exactly why demonizing Confederate veterans is a dangerous and distasteful element of the political correct movement in the US.

Visited October 2013
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Conneaut, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Full of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a well kept large cemetery with both civilian and confederate soldiers. Great stop for anyone interested in american history. There is also a smaller union soldier cemetery located across the street.

Visited June 2013
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A MUST SEE FOR CIVIL WAR BUFFS!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Historic cemetery near downtown Winchester where many of General Stonewall Jackson's soldiers are buried. General George Patton's grandfather and uncle are buried there!

Visited December 2013
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