The marker in Shockoe Hill Cemetery was placed through the efforts of the Virginia Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), the oldest Civil War descendants' organization. Its emblem is shown at left. Find out more about the Loyal Legion by contacting me, or by visiting:
Ranger Mike Gorman of the National Park Service has brought together primary source documents and other data, including much about Richmond prisons and prisoners, at:
This group helps the City of Richmond to preserve, improve and interpret Richmond's oldest city-owned burial ground. Find out more on Facebook at:
Information about the history of the Cemetery, as complied by Prof. Ryan Smith of Virginia Commonwealth University, can be found at:
The effort to recognize, conserve and interpret the Second African Burial Ground, in part of which the Soldiers of Shockoe Hill were first interred, is detailed at:
This website is based on information researched, compiled and digested by
Jeffry Burden of Richmond, Virginia.
Please contact Jeffry for further information on this project; with questions on any of the men listed on this site; or with information on others who you believe may have been originally buried on Shockoe Hill. With your help, we may be able to identify many more of the
Union Soldiers of Shockoe Hill.
Shockoe Hill Cemetery is located at 300 Bates Street, Richmond.
The Cemetery is open dawn to dusk. The entrance on Hospital Street is always open.