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Marion in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Marion CSA Cemetery

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Marion CSA Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
1. Marion CSA Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Marion CSA Cemetery and its surrounding area contain the remains of 170 Confederate soldiers who died at a nearby field hospital in 1862-64 following various battles, from Shiloh to Vicksburg.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 32° 25.865′ N, 88° 39.364′ W. Marker is in Marion, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Confederate Drive 0.7 miles from Dale Drive (Old U.S. 45N), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6843 Confederate Drive, Marion MS 39342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. mile away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Peavey Electronics (approx. 2.9 miles away); 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries (approx. 4 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Meridian Male College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Site of Meridian College and Conservatory
Marion CSA Cemetery Marker and Confederate greves in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Marion CSA Cemetery Marker and Confederate greves in distance.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Regarding Marion CSA Cemetery. There are no actual graves here, these are memorial grave markers. This cemetery is placed as near as possible to one of the mass burial sites often set up during the Civil War, but the remains were not disinterred and reburied here.
 
Also see . . .  "Visit Meridian" on the Marion CSA Cemetery. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Marion CSA Cemetery entrance gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
3. Marion CSA Cemetery entrance gate.
Marion CSA Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
4. Marion CSA Cemetery
The names of 47 of the soldiers honored here have been extracted from records at the National Archives and are engraved on this large granite marker.
Marion CSA Cemetery Marker located about  mile south. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
5. Marion CSA Cemetery Marker located about mile south.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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