Virginia Public Memorials

Richard Poplar Gravesite

Blandford Cemetery at Memorial Hill
Richard Poplar
Petersburg, VA
Photographer Unknown

Pictured above: Tombstone for Richard Poplar, a 19th Century black confederate soldier who was attached to the 13th Virginia Cavalry Company H. Private Richard (Dick) Poplar was also a Prisoner of War at both Fort Delaware and Point Lookout (Maryland Prison).

Jefferson Shields grave marker

African American Cemetery/Evergreen Cemetery
Jefferson (Jeff) Shields
Lexington, VA
Photo: Richard Williams, Historian

Pictured above:  Grave marker for Jefferson (Jeff) Shields, body servant of Colonel James Kerr Edmondson (Company H , Rockbridge Rifles, 27th Virginia Infantry).  Jeff Shields was also known by the public as a cook of Stonewall Jackson; however, this claim has not been substantiated.


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