Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Historic Oakwood Cemetery

by Bruce Miller, Robin Simonton


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Oakwood Cemetery evolved from a final resting place for Confederate soldiers to a modern "cemetery full of life," reflecting over 150 years of the remarkable history of Raleigh, North Carolina. Many of the men and women who lived that history and developed this Southern capital--from soldiers and politicians to educators and clergy, from merchants and craftsmen to social activists and laborers--now rest in Oakwood, memorialized in the monuments that grace this lovely garden cemetery. Their stories, illustrated by archival and modern photographs, are told within this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467126588
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,201,130
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bruce Miller, a former independent school instructor/administrator, holds an AB and MA degree in history from Dartmouth College and the University of North Carolina. Miller is an Oakwood Cemetery tour guide and the author of Oakwood to Oakwood (2015), biographies of those interred in the cemetery who once lived in the contiguous district of historic homes where he resides. Robin Simonton, who has served as executive director of Oakwood Cemetery since November 2011, holds a BA in US history from the University of Hawaii and an MA in historical administration from Eastern Illinois University. Simonton served as researcher for Oahu Cemetery: Burial Ground & Historic Site (1997) and wrote a case study for Cemetery Tours and Programming: A Guide (2016).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Breaking Ground 9

2 Oakwood Cemetery, "Sleeping Place Among the Oaks" 21

3 Men and Women at Arms 33

4 Politicos 47

5 Company Men and Women 61

6 Academics 67

7 Great Romances 79

8 Their Stories 89

9 Symbols in Stone 107

10 A Cemetery Full of Life 119

Index 126

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