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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription.  These headstones represent soldiers from Louisiana and Mississippi who died at the hospitals located at Mississippi Springs and Coopers Wells. These soldiers from the Army of Mississippi died from disease contracted through the rigors of military service. Twelve of these soldiers are buried in cemeteries across Mississippi, one is buried near Mississippi Springs and the rest are buried near Coopers Wells. After a long and unsuccessful attempt by the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, to set the stones at their burial place, the stones were set here to allow their service and sacrifice to their country be known and honored by their families and future generations of Southerners.
 
Erected by the Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Location. 32° 21.758′ N, 90° 51.769′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Magnolia Street. Located at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Lest We Forget Marker (under tree on left) and Confederate grave markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
2. Lest We Forget Marker (under tree on left) and Confederate grave markers.
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers Rest C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Dead at Vicksburg Memorial (approx. mile away); Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tennessee Smith's Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); C.S. Johnston's Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); C.S. Company A, (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Adams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Regarding Lest We Forget. Cedar Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States that is still in use today. It is also the final resting place for Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War. A section in the cemetery was set aside to provide a fitting burial place for Confederate soldiers who died of sickness or wounds. Known as "Soldier's Rest," the plot in the cemetery is the final resting place for an estimated 5,000 Confederate soldiers.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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