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St. Paul's Cemetery

Alexandria, Virginia USA

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“historic cemetery”

Historic cemetery with a few notable internments: Thomas Childs (16 March 1796 - 8 October 1853) - soldier Julius A. De Lagnel (July 24, 1827 – June 3, 1912) - Confederate Army general Wilmer McLean (May 3, 1814 – June 5, 1882) - a Major and wholesale grocer. The Female Stranger (1793-1816) - a 23-year-old woman who succumbed to a disease on the ship she traveled on with her husband which arrived in Alexandria. On her deathbed, she swore the people around her to oath that they would never reveal her identity and the promise was kept; her grave, a table like structure is marked "Female Stranger". Her ghost is said to haunt the cemetery and Room 8 of the Gadsby's Tavern in which she died.  The unusual monument and story surrounding it have long been noted as a peculiar oddity of the town.

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St. Paul's Cemetery

Alexandria, Virginia
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