Generals at Rest: The Grave Sites of the 425 Official Confederate Generals

Richard Owen, James Owen

  • Generals at Rest: The Grave Sites of the 425 Official Confederate Generals

Stonewall Jackson is buried in Lexington, Virginia. But where is the last resting place of Joseph Johnston or Robert E. Lee? Those generals who survived the war had later careers and were finally buried perhaps back in their hometown, perhaps in some distant town, or even in another country. Civil War enthusiasts and descendants will now be able to not only read about their favorite generals’ grave sites, but even visit them.

Generals at Rest is the first guide to bring pictures of the graves and textual information about each general's burial site. Representing 26 years of research and travel, Owen and Owen have located and described the last resting place of the Confederacy's military leadership. These sites are in 21 states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries.

With the terrible physical and economic destruction of the war and its aftermath, many of these burial plots were neglected. Sometimes, the graves had to be relocated. Here is their definitive story.

“For the Southern history enthusiast and researcher, this source may be too good to pass up.”

Civil War History

“This is an informative book that should be in every library.”

United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine

“Well, I say kudos and hats off to Richard and James Owen”

Civil War News

“In sum, an admirable production, highly recommended for libraries and military history collections, and a valuable addition to anyone’s Civil War bookshelf.”

The Midwest Book Review

Author Richard Owen ; James Owen
Pages 388
Images 1000
Maps 0
Bibliography Yes
Index Yes
  • $29.95

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