The Sentinel offers “Graves in the Valley” throughout September, looking at some of the famous and infamous people buried in cemeteries of the Cumberland Valley:
Unknown Confederate Soldier
THE HISTORY: Mount Holly Springs witnessed more than 40,000 Confederate and Union troops pass through the gap on their way to Gettysburg in 1863. According to the Holly Inn’s website, “A skirmish ensued in front of the Holly Inn and a member of General Richard Ewell’s 2nd Corps was injured in June 1863.
He was left at the Holly Inn to be cared for. His condition deteriorated steadily and he died several days later.”
The soldier was unidentified and there is no information regarding his identity. He was buried in the borough cemetery. To this day families of buried unknown soldiers come to search for clues on whether this brave soldier is a loved one.
HOW THEY DIED: The soldier died at the Holly Inn a few days after a skirmish between Confederate and Union troops ensued in front of the Inn.
GRAVESITE: Mount Holly Springs Cemetery, McLand Drive, Mount Holly Springs