Civil War Plot


Civil War Plot

Reno & Washoe County
  39.53625, -119.81969

"A sad little marker ... not in terms of its condition, but it terms of its text. Glad to see the SHPO are honoring these plots. The cemetery is hidden enough as it is. Too bad there isn't any signage from Virginia Street. I see a storm brewing. Time to head home. Check one off for another urban marker conquered." -- Journal Entry, September 2007

At the end of W. 10th Street, west of Virginia Street -- Reno

Original Date Visited: 9/29/07

Signed: No

  • Marker 79 and the Civil War plot of the Veterans Cemetery
  • Marker 79 plaque

Exact Description:
This plot was purchased in 1890 for $180 in gold coin by the General O.M. Mitchel Post No. 69, Grand Army of the Republic, to be used as a last resting place for their comrades-in-arms during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

They made it a place of beauty during the early 1900's.

Following years of neglect and outrageous vandalism, restoration was initiated in 1963 by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other interested citizens in the Reno area.

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