20 July 2009
Oakwood Cemetery Update
Six upright markers were placed this past week at Oakwood Confederate Cemetery. (See previous posts here.)
As part of the agreement with the City of Richmond, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is to only install upright markers in consecutive rows, section by section and not randomly. This will be a massive undertaking and requires much planning and additional research confirming and documenting names and the proper burial plots at Oakwood.
The six upright markers that were installed at Oakwood were ordered several years ago by their ancestors and/or at the request of the (SCV) Oakwood Cemetery Committee. The committee got the verbal okay from the city to install the six existing upright markers that had been in storage for some time.
Unofficially, it has been mentioned by some of the cemetery workers that the Confederate section in Oakwood will be turned over to the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on August 1st. With God's blessing that the final signatures will be obtained within the week, we can get to the business of properly marking these Confederate American veterans which is long overdue.