Civil War Cemetery – First Battle of Newtonia Historic District – Newtonia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 53.048 W 094° 11.155
15S E 394319 N 4082675
Quick Description: Cemetery where soldiers were interred following the Battles of Newtonia during the Civil War.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2015 9:18:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMAG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Civil War Cemetery: Located approximately 2,000 feet north of Mill Street in the northern portion of the district, the Civil War Cemetery measures roughly 500 by 1,000 feet and is surrounded by a thickly wooded zone. Large shade trees are interspersed throughout its area. The cemetery contains at least 600 graves. Gravestones date from before the Civil War. The earliest visible date is 1858. Nine markers have been identified as belonging to Union soldiers, including that of Captain Robert F. Christian who was killed during the Second Battle of Newtonia which was a part of Price's Raid in October 1864. The bodies of 20 Union Soldiers were removed from Newtonia, primarily from this cemetery, in 1869 and placed in the National Cemetery at Springfield, Missouri. Burials are still taking place.

– National Register Nomination

The cemetery is well-maintained. It appears work is continuing on locating graves.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): First Battle of Newtonia Historic District

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North end of Market Street Newtonia, Missouri

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