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Seven Pines National Cemetery

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c. 1866, Montgomery C. Meigs, quartermaster general, U.S. Army. Intersection of E. Nine Mile and Williamsburg rds.
  • Seven Pines National Cemetery
  • Seven Pines National Cemetery
  • Seven Pines National Cemetery

Designs for the cemetery lodges at all of Virginia's national cemeteries came from the office of the quartermaster general of the army, engineer Montgomery Meigs, who also designed the monumental Pension Building in Washington, D.C. Although the building materials differed in some locations, all the lodges conformed to a standard type developed by the office, a single-story box with a mansard roof of slate. At Seven Pines, brick is the construction material for the walls above a rubble fieldstone base. The building has quoins at the corners and front and rear porches. Originally, the gravesites were marked with wooden headboards, most of which have been replaced with stones.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Seven Pines National Cemetery", [Sandston, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI395.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 302-302.

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