Fairhope in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate Rest Cemetery
The Grand Hotel and the Gunnison House served as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War. The Confederate Rest Cemetery commemorates more than 300 Confederate soldiers who died while in the hospital. The original tract of seven acres included markers erected to the Unknown Confederate Dead. The records of the soldiers were kept in the hotel until a fire in 1869, when the identities of those buried in Confederate Rest were lost.
Erected 1997 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 28.84′ N, 87° 55.252′ W. Marker is in Fairhope, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Pine Grove Drive near Confederate Rest Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5897 Pine Grove Drive, Fairhope AL 36532, 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. Brodbeck and Zundel General Merchandise Store (approx. half a mile away); Marietta Johnson Welcome to the Fairhope Pier (approx. 3.1 miles away); Land, Capital, Labor (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tears of Sorrow (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fairhope Museum of History (approx. 3.2 miles away); Craig Turner Sheldon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Barnwell / Cavanac (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairhope.
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