Civil War Re-enactors
Above: Members of the West Virginia Re-enactors Association who are dedicated to the commemoration and preservations of West Virginia's
Civil War Heritage, and to encouraging the popular hobby of Civil War Re-enacting. Members often participate in Woodlawn events.
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Enos M. Anderson 14th WV Inf., Sec.1 Lot 271
Henry L. Barnes 7th WV Inf. Co. E, Sec.1 Lot 190
Eber Arnett, James B. Arnett and T.C.    Arnett 6th WV Inf., Sec1 Lots 5-6
Dr. J.H. Binns 45th WV Cav. Co. B, Sec.1 Lot 219
Dr. J.H. Brownfield, Asst. Surgeon, 14th WV Inf. First Lt, Sec. 1








Civil War Veterans

Information about Civil War veterans interred in Woodlawn Cemetery is based on work begun by Roger Wilson who compiled a list of all Civil War Veterans buried in Marion County. His work was built upon by Michael Ray as a capstone project for his Museum Studies Certificate from Fairmont State University. Ray's project was to locate, document, map and photograph as many of the grave sites as he could during Spring semester, 2010. Additional photographs, research and writing have been contributed by Gena Wagaman and Dr. JoAnn Lough, Professor Emerita, FSU.

Civil War Markers in Marion County
For additional information on the Civil War in WV, read:

The MCPL presents The Civil War in Fairmont

West Virginia Archives and History

Marion County, WV Civil War 150th | Facebook

Civil War Trails | Marion County Historical Society & Museum

Marion County, WV Civil War 150th | Facebook
The Civil War Trails program has installed more than 1,000 interpretive markers at Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland
Tennessee and West Virginia. One of these markers is installed at Woodlawn Cemetery

Marion County Civil War Veterans - Find a Grave is a virtual cemetery, created by Christine Banvard, and containing millions of gravesites across the United States.


USCT seal

The United States War Department issued General Order Number 143 on May 22, 1863 establishing a "Bureau of Colored Troops" to facilitate the recruitment of African-American soldiers to fight for the Union Army, Regiments were recruited from all states of the nation and became known as the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Approximately 175 regiments comprised of over 178,000 free blacks and freed slaves served during the last two years of the war, and bolstered the Union war effort at a critical time. By war's end, the USCT comprised approximately a tenth of all Union troops. 1,715 USCT soldiers were combat casualties during the war.

Benjamin Jenkins, 45 U.S.Colored Inf.
Benjamin Jenkins, 45 U.S.C.Inf., Co. C

Thomas Jackson, USCInf.
Thomas Jackson, 72 U.S.C.Inf., Co. E

At the time of incorporation, Woodlawn Cemetery did not allow African American burials. This is not true today. However, these U.S.C.T. veterans are buried in an adjacent cemetery behind the Ganoe Mausoleum. Bravery has no color, and hopefully, this burial ground will be incorporated into Woodlawn Cemetery proper and be included in Woodlawn's perpetual maintenance. In the meantime, Woodlawn LDS and other volunteers are carrying out all maintenance.

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