The University of Virginia Cemetery is a cemetery on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, located at the intersection of McCormick Road and Alderman Road. In operation since 1828, during the earliest days of the University, the cemetery is the final resting place for many University of Virginia professors, administrators, and alumni. It includes a large burial area for Confederate soldiers from the University. The cemetery is in two sections; the newer section includes a columbarium to provide more space for burials.
History[edit | edit source]
The first burial in what was to become the University of Virginia Cemetery was Henry William Tucker, younger brother of University professor George Tucker and the first victim of a typhoid fever outbreak at the University in 1828. Other typhoid victims followed. The cemetery also received victims of accidental death.
During the Civil War, the cemetery received the bodies of many Confederate soldiers who died in the University hospital. Temporary wood markers were raised by the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association. The markers were replaced with more permanent ones, including a large stone statue of a Confederate soldier, in 1893.
Glee Club burials[edit | edit source]
Individuals buried in the University Cemetery include Robert V. Funsten, M. André Burthe, George Tucker Smith, John Randolph Page, Jr., Henry Waldo Greenough, Harry Rogers Pratt, Arthur Kyle Davis, Jr., Victor Metcalf, and Edward Ryant Dyer, Jr.
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- "University of Virginia Cemetery". University of Virginia. http://www.virginia.edu/uvacemetery/. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
- "University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium". Find-A-Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=647092&CScn=university+of+virginia+cemetery&. Retrieved 2014-07-14.