The Friends of Freedmen's Cemetery


Rose Hill Elementary

Below is a list of the deceased, as well as the individual who designed the bag for each person.

Name Gender Age Decorated by Front
ADAMS, George male 18y Tripp Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ADAMS, Smith male 30y Miguel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Infant unknown stillborn Kelly Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Infant unknown stillborn Henberth Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Infant unknown infant Cris Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Infant unknown stillborn Roderick Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Lewis male 5d McKenzie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, Polly female 6m Damian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBIN, W. unknown 23y Dante Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORBINS, Dora female 2y Niela Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORNELL, Jennie female 3y Kenberly Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORNELL, Monteville male 9y Ashley Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CORNELL, Zebedee male 38y Malaz Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COSKINS, Diza female 2y Amy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COX, Infant unknown stillborn Alondra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COX, John male 1m6d Aldo Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COXAN, Ozie male 7m Antonia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COXON, Sina female 61y Andrew R. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Ellen female 25y Marcia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Emily female 18y Andrew Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Infant unknown 3m Rozzel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Milly Ann female 10m Yosafe Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Spencer male 4m Cody Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, William male 30y Shakeal Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRANKLIN, Infant unknown 4m Daniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRANKLIN, Rosanna female 6y Courtney Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAWLEY, William male 20y Daniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CURRIER, Henry male 45y Albert Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CURRY, Elisabeth female 25y Skyler Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CURRY, Henry male 2y Andre Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CURRY, Hiram male 50y Samantha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAILY, Willie male 1d Delontae Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Alfred male 80y Jake Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Arthur male 30y Stephanie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Harriet female 16y Brandon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Jim male 20d Caitlin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Mary female 19y Daniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Sophia female 44y Andre Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVISON, Rev. Daniel male 60y Ashley Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAY, Betty female 1y Hannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAY, Nicholas male 19y Alec Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DEES, Banks male 50y Summer Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DENNY, Randolph male 1m6d Grace Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DeVAUGH, Hansen male 20y Emily Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DICKINSON, Malinda female 60y Stephanie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DICKSON, Harriet female 1y6m Alec Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIGGS, Cesar male 23y Benjamin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIGGS, Fanny female 29y Victoria Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIGGS, Husten male 6y Walter Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIGGS, Infant unknown 1d Oscar Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIGGS, Jane female 33y Katherine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DILLON, William (recruit) male 18y Justin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIXON, Charles male 16m Megan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIXON, Lucinda female 2y Kelly Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIXON, Nace male 4y Emely Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIXON, William male 11m Juan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DIXSON, Edward male 8m Cristian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLEMAN, Susan female 1y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLMAN, Edward male 11m Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLMAN, Lilly female 70y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLMAN, Martha female 11y4m Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLMAN, Richard male 23y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DOLMAN, (        ) unknown 4y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DORN, King male 5y4m Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DORSEY, Dexius male 26y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FAY, Minnie female 35y Francisco Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FEENY, Shadrach male 68y Gricelda Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FERGUSON, Christina female 6y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FICKLIN, Eliza female 40y Melissa Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image

Freedmen's Cemetery Historical Site Marker - E 109 Freedmen's Cemetery - Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alexandria confiscated for use as a burying ground an abandoned pasture from a family with Confederate sympathies. About 1,700 freed people, including infants and black Union soldiers, were interred here before the last recorded burial in January 1869. Most of the deceased had resided in what is known as Old Town and in nearby rurual settlements. Despite mid-twentieth-century construction projects, many burials remain undisturbed. A list of those interred here has also survived.

Friends of Freedmenís Cemetery
638 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
E-mail: freedmen@juno.com

Freedmen's Cemetery Logo - This logo was designed by Alexandria Archaeology Assistant City Archaeologist, Dr. Steven Shephard, in 2006. The beautifully executed final drawing was made by Alexandria Archaeology volunteer, Mr. Andrew Flora, who made a few modifications. At the center of the logo is a headboard of the design seen in historic photographs of the Alexandria National Cemetery, established at the north end of Wilkes Street in 1862. These grave markers were supplied by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department in Alexandria and records state that this department also supplied the headboards and coffins for Freedmens Cemetery. The pine boards were whitewashed and the plot number, and presumably, the name of the deceased, and possibly the date of death, were painted in black on the headboard. The number 1864 in the logo represents the year that the cemetery was established. The black silhouette of the African American woman in the center of the board is meant to represent the people, the Freedmen, who were buried at the cemetery. Civilian men, women and many children were buried here, along with African American soldiers of the United States Colored Troops. The rays radiating from the top of the headboard are meant to represent the light of freedom, as well as the souls of the Freedmen ascending into heaven and their final reward. The F and C are for Freedmen's Cemetery. The surrounding broken chain wreath symbolizes the severed bonds of slavery which resulted from the American Civil War which transformed Alexandria and the nation.

May 9th, 2007