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

Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery

Meridian Civil War Trail

 
 
Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Once a popular resort, Lauderdale Springs became a Confederate hospital and cemetery. Markers pay tribute to 1,020 Confederate and 80 Union soldiers, although local historians believe no Union troops are actually buried here.
 
Erected 2014 by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 32° 30.593′ N, 88° 29.48′ W. Marker is in Lauderdale, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Kewanee Road one mile south of York Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9431 Kewanee Road, Lauderdale MS 39335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lauderdale Springs C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 1 miles away); 31st Infantry Division Memorial Highway (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Marion C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Marion CSA Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away); York Veterans War Memorial
Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery Marker
(approx. 11.3 miles away in Alabama); History of York / The Coleman Center (approx. 11.6 miles away in Alabama); Chapel Hill Church and Spring (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "Visit Meridian" on the Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
3. Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery and Marker
Only 14 of the 1100 grave markers here have names on them, the rest are marked Unknown Soldier. Local historians do not believe the 80 Union soldiers are actually buried here. The cemetery is owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis #24 Chapter. There are no remains under these markers. The actual bodies of the troops were buried in mass graves nearby as was common all over the country.
Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery entrance gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
4. Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery entrance gate.
Names of 872 of the 1020 Confederate soldiers buried in mass graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
5. Names of 872 of the 1020 Confederate soldiers buried in mass graves.
Additional names of the 1020 Confederate soldiers buried in mass graves nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
6. Additional names of the 1020 Confederate soldiers buried in mass graves nearby.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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