Original Author: EveryMerchant
Created: November 2017
Medium: Virtual tour

Virtual Tour of the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, Alexandria

In this virtual tour, you can visit the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery memorial in Alexandria. The cemetery is a memorial site of a burial ground for refugees who had fled enslavement during the Civil War and found freedom behind federal lines in Alexandria. The two columns at the cemetery entrance commemorate the original establishment of the cemetery in 1864 and the memorial dedication in 2014. In the distance are a monumental sculpture and a four-walled stone structure lined with bronze plates with the names of those who have been identified as buried at the cemetery. In the surrounding grass are white stones that mark the locations of the buried Black men, women, and children who emancipated themselves.