Gravesites of 1812 Soldiers

Several of Pittsylvania County’s soldiers of the War of 1812. The “Grave Location” links open Google Maps in a new tab/window. The green arrow points to the exact location of each graveyard.
The rank entered under the gravestone photos below indicate the highest rank attained during the war. Many of these men rose in the Virginia Militia post-war.

Benjamin W. S. Cabell
Genl. Joel Leftwich’s Staff
War of 1812
Grave Location
Benjamin William
Sheridan Cabell
ca. 1829
Maj. Genl. of Virginia Militia
Capt. Samuel Calland Jr
Pittsylvania County Artillery
War of 1812
Grave Location
Pvt. Lawson H. Carter
Capt. William Sale’s Cavalry
War of 1812
Grave Location
Sgt. Rawley W. Carter
1st Virginia Cavalry
War of 1812
Grave Location
Capt. Thomas H. Clark
7th Virginia Regiment
War of 1812
Grave Location
Lt. William S. Clark
3rd Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Lt. Col. Daniel Coleman
6th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Capt. Walter Coles
son of
Isaac & Catherine Coles
Coles Hill
Capt. Walter Coles
3rd U. S. Rifle Regiment
War of 1812
Grave Location
Pvt. Joel Hubbard
Capt. John B. Royall’s Cavalry
War of 1812
Grave Location
Emmanuel Jones
Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Lt. James Nance
Pittsylvania County Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Lt. John Noble
4th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Pvt. Clement Pigg
4th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Lt. John Pritchett
Capt. William Pritchett’s Co.
War of 1812
Grave Location
Sgt. Rawley Thompson
Capt. William Sale’s Cavalry
War of 1812
Grave Location
Pvt. George Tosh
Capt. Doctor C. Williams’ Co.
War of 1812
Grave Location
Capt. George Townes
3rd Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Benjamin Watkins
6th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location

Pvt. Abraham White
Capt. Townes’ Va Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location

Capt. Nathaniel Wilson
7th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Sgt. Stephen C. Townes
3rd Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location
Pvt. Elijah Hunt
5th Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Grave Location

 

Sources

  • Many hours of hunting down graveyards with Mike K. Williams
  • Service records & pension application files from the National Archives
  • A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 by Stuart Lee Butler