In late October, I received a tip about two Confederate graves in Philadelphia from Donna Ozenne, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Bakersfield, California chapter (herself a Philadelphia native). The graves of the three Ingraham brothers, all born in Philadelphia County’s Byberry Township, were post-Civil War re-interments. All were nephews of Union Major General George Gordon Meade, Philadelphia’s most famous Civil War general.
Two of the brothers, Frank and Edward, were Confederate soldiers killed in action on Southern battlefields. The third brother, Thomas, died of yellow fever before the war in Tensas County, Louisiana.
The Three Brothers Monument, featuring three dark, broken, Roman columns bound together by a rusted metal belt, a symbol of young lives cut short, is not a cenotaph, but an actual grave. They are buried in the Ingraham plot, range 12, grave 2.
Author Tom Huntington’s blog, Searching For Meade, recounts the story of the three brother’s post war burial at All Saints. An “angry mob” threatened to disrupt their re-interment, but was prevented from doing so by a group of local Quakers who stood guard over their graves.