November 11, 2009

Lone Confederate Grave

This grave is inside a rail enclosure on the old Stickley farm between Strasburg and Middletown. The marker tells us that John Helms was killed at the battle of Cedar Creek.

According to Professor Noyalas, Helms was brought to the farm by his brothers, who buried him under an apple tree and said they would return for the body when they could. However, they never returned and their fates are unknown.

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