Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back Yard Burial

Today I visited the headquarters of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation at 1200 Caroline Street to look through their folder on the house at 214 Caroline Street, the house where Betty Herndon Maury lived for part of the time she was in Fredericksburg during the Civil War. I found a reference to Launcelot Minor Blackford telling Sarah Ashby that a cousin of his, a Confederate soldier, had been buried in the back yard of 214 Caroline Street near a walnut tree. Presumably this Confederate soldier had been a casualty of one of the Civil War battles in Fredericksburg. There was no name given and no indication of whether the remains had later been moved to the Confederate cemetery in Fredericksburg.