Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Site of Confederate Hospital
1861 – 1865
Erected 1914 by Father Ryan Chapter U·D·C.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 31° 49.686′ N, 86° 37.321′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from South Park Street north of Dunklin Street. Touch for map. Located in the Pioneer Cemetery (aka the Old Cemetery). Marker is at or near this postal address: South Park Street, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Captain William Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Confederate Dead Monument (about 500 feet away); Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School (about 600 feet away); World War II Memorial The Camellia City/Greenville (about 700 feet away); Butler County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
1. Information on the Confederate Hospitals that were in Greenville.
After an accidental train wreck, that occurred south of Greenville during the Civil War, a temporary Confederate Hospital was established in Greenville. It was decided by Greenville Doctor’s Broughton, Caldwell and Harrison that the wounded would be kept in the Boy's School and the Presbyterian Church. The first Confederate Hospital in Greenville was in the home of Dr. Benjamin F. Porter and was called "Delforest" by his daughter Ina Marie, a well known writer in Greenville.
At some point following the war, remains that could be found in Soldier's Graveyard were re-interred in a mass grave at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville with a solitary marker. At least thirteen of those killed in the wreck were buried in Pioneer Cemetery, where this marker is located. There are many unmarked graves in the cemetery and is felt that the probable wooden crosses placed at the time have rotted away.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 124 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.