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Confederate Cemetery
Located on Jefferson Landing Road
Powhatan, Virginia
Sylvanus H. Maxey
Born: October 1847
Died: March 1865
In Defense Of His State
and Home
The Regimental History Book of the
1st Regiment Virginia  Reserves
list S. H. Maxey in  Co  I.
He enlisted on November 25, 1864 at Powhatan Court House.  December 1, 1864, he was in the hospital in Raleigh, NC.
He was present for muster on February 28, 1865.  On March 14 to 23, 1865, he was in Chimborazo Hospital No. 4, with cerebral spinal meningitis.
Clean-up started in the summer of 2002 and continues. The first three photos show the cemetery right after the over growth and several trees had been removed.   
"Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest. God is nigh.

Fading light
Dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaning bright
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise
For our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky,
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.