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Near Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 6, 2009
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Originally the site of a pioneer cemetery, many early residents are buried here. In 1866, returned Confederate soldiers, under the leadership of Maj. William Hume and David Lawrence, collected and reinterred here the bodies of soldiers who fell at isolated places in the Beech Grove - Hoover's Gap engagement. June 24-26, 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1818.
 
Location. 35° 37.576′ N, 86° 14.5′ W. Marker is near Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Confederate Cemetery Road and Gossburg Rd (Highway 41), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beechgrove TN 37018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pledge to the South (here, next to this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry
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(a few steps from this marker); Tullahoma Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate 1st/3rd Kentucky Calvalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Grove.
 
Restoration Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard
2. Restoration Committee Marker
This cemetery has been restored by the State of Tennessee, with the assistance of members of its Historical Commission, and the committee composed of the following citizens:

D.L.Jacobs, Chairman ∙ Hugh J. Doak ∙ Mrs. C.J. Lowe ∙ Thomas A. Johnson ∙ B.S. Mason ∙ David W. Shields, Jr.
1954
Confederate Cemetery Marker Wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 17, 2011
3. Confederate Cemetery Marker Wide view
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 17, 2011
4. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Confederate Cemetery area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
5. Confederate Cemetery area
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 17, 2011
6. Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,068 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   6. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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