Dates: 1977-1984

Collection Number: MS 149

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 6 folders.

Creators/Collectors: Graves, Joan

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:  Barracks Burial Site, MS 149, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift, Joan Ellett Graves, 23 May 1988.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Albemarle Barracks was a prisoner-of-war camp during the American Revolutionary War. British and German soldiers captured at the Battle of Saratoga arrived at the Albemarle Barracks in January 1779. The site was threatened by development in the 1970s.

Scope and Content: This is a collection of correspondence and research notes by local researcher Joan Graves concerning the development of land near the Barracks Prisoner Camp and burial site.


The collection is divided into six folders:

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1977-1984

Folder 2: Albemarle County (Virginia) Planning Committee Minutes, 11 October 1977 and survey plats of the Ivy Farm Subdivision

Folder 3: Archaeological Study of Barracks Site (Site 44AB7), 1982

Folder 4: Circuit Court documents

Folder 5: Photographs

Folder 5: Notes and References

Persons: Graves, Joan


  • Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
  • Soldiers

Record Types:

  • Archaeological surveys.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.