The Civil War & Mount Auburn Cemetery

September 1, 2013

Mount Auburn has many ties to the Civil War including the 900+ individuals buried or memorialized here who fought or served in non-combatant roles.  Additionally the writers, artists and businessmen buried at Mount Auburn made significant contributions during that time period related to the war.  Also, a number of monuments here help to tell the story of the Civil War.  This page will be continually updated as we add more civil war content to the website.


The Heroes

Civil War Colonels
Civil War Generals
Civil War Nurses 


The Battles & those who fought them

Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Fredericksburg 
Battle of Gettysburg
The Second Battle of Fort Wagner


The Monuments

The Sphinx
Shaw Monument
First Corps of Cadets


The Stories

Battle Hymn of the Republic Published
Oliver Wendell Holmes Searches for his Wounded Son
Emancipation Proclamation Celebrations & Reactions
Longfellow writes “Christmas Bells”
Decoration Day Celebrated 



Civil War Preservation Project 2013
Civil War Preservation Project 2014


Learn More at a Public Program

Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War – Nov. 22
Preserving Civil War Stories in Stone – Jan. 22
Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War – Jan. 24
The Story of the Sphinx – Feb. 26
Mount Auburn Book Club reads March – Mar. 12
Revolutionary Memory, Civil War Sacrifice – Mar. 26



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