Oakwood Cemetery – Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the opportunity to visit historic Oakwood Cemetery, in Raleigh, North Carolina, on a visit in May 2010.  Founded in 1869, it is located in downtown Raleigh.  Many Confederate notables are interred at Oakwood including George Burgwyn Anderson, Basil Charles Manly, Robert F. Hoke and Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.  Interestingly enough, US Brigadier General Carle Augustus Woodruff, who received the Medal of Honor for his action at the Battle of Newby’s Crossroads, is also buried at Oakwood.  In addition to the notable Confederate officers, 1,500 Confederate soldiers are buried in the Confederate Cemetery that is located within Oakwood.  Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Raleigh, this historic cemetery is well worth a visit if you are in the Raleigh area.

I have created a photo essay of my visit to Oakwood Cemetery.  It is located at my Flickr site and can be accessed by clicking on the following link.

Mike’s Photo Essay on historic Oakwood Cemetery

About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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