below are some of the restoration work and ceremonies
at Oakwood Confederate Cemetery.
Saturday, November 4, 2006, the Virginia Division Sons of
Confederate Veterans Oakwood Restoration Committee hosted
the opening ceremony of the Oakwood Confederate Cemetery
Restoration Project. The opening ceremony included the rededication
of the newly restored grave site of Lt. Duncan Campbell Stafford
of South Carolina (left).
here to view a map of Oakwood Cemetery with a driving
path marked to indicate the best route to take to drive
to the grave site of Lt. Stafford.
2007, an exact replica of the vandalized ornate stone
of John T. Young was installed and dedicated at Oakwood
Confederate Cemetery (right). Pvt. Young served in Co.
D, 4th Texas Vol., "Texas Brigade" and fell at Gaines Farm
on June 27th. He died at Richmond on August 5, 1862 (age
- 20 years).
the Summer of 2009, the Oakwood Restoration Committee cleaned
and restored the Soldier's Monument (tall oblisk) back
to its original condition and obtained perpetual
care for the beautification of the monument to include
the planting of period correct flowers and plants that
would have been appropriate for the time.
are being made to install a replica of the fencing once
again that was originally located around the Soldier's
Monument. The footings have already been poured and the
completed fencing will be installed soon.
Additional arrangements are being
made to install high quality solid steel fencing down the
entire span of Richmond Road to protect the graves of those
who rest here.
July 17, 2009, members of the Oakwood Restoration Committee
installed upright stones that had previously been ordered
by descendants and/or at the request of the Oakwood Restoration
Committee. The committee got the verbal okay from the city
to install the existing upright markers that we had in
storage but no randomly placed stones will be installed after
these as we must abide by the MOA that the city has put
December 28, 2009,
the ornate fencing was installed around the Soldier's
Monument at Oakwood to restore it back to the way it looked
in days gone by. Click here
to view the photos pertaining to the installation of the
May 1, 2010, many SCV members, UDC ladies, and family & friends
turned out to help with the Oakwood Confederate Cemetery
Clean-up Day. Click here
to view the Clean-up Day photos.