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Shelby Springs in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery

"Old Soldiers Grave Yard"

 
 
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 6, 2009
1. Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Confederate Army established a soldier's home and hospital here (1863-1865) as a part of the CSA Camp Winn Training Site. Father Leray and the Sisters of Mercy staffed the hospital after fleeing Civil War destruction in Vicksburg, MS. They brought with them by train many wounded and sick Confederate soldiers. This existing public cemetery was expanded for those soldiers who died of battle wounds and illnesses. Civilian burials continued until 1921.

Lay Down Your Arms...
Close Ranks...
Rest In Eternal Peace.

Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission / The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 33° 7.77′ N, 86° 40.89′ W. Marker is in Shelby Springs, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on County Route 42 one mile south of Alabama Highway 25, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calera AL 35040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery & Marker
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are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calera & Shelby Railroad (approx. 5.2 miles away); Steam Engine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Machine Shop Smoke Stack (approx. 5.2 miles away); Shelby County Courthouse (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shelby Furnaces (approx. 5.4 miles away); Columbiana, Alabama (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shelby County War Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); James Daniel Hardy (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 6, 2009
3. Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 6, 2009
4. Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
Grave Site Of Unknown CSA Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 6, 2009
5. Grave Site Of Unknown CSA Soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,571 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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