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Shelbyville in Bedford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In the cemetery north of the road are buried Confederate soldiers of the Army of Tennessee, who fell while opposing the advance of Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland through Liberty Gap and Guy's Gap, in late June, 1863. Also buried here are soldiers of Forrest's Cavalry, killed in minor operations.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 22.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1863.
 
Location. 35° 29.404′ N, 86° 28.17′ W. Marker is in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in Bedford County. Marker is on Lane Pkwy. (County Route 387), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelbyville TN 37160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin C. Shofner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shelbyville, Tennessee (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tribute to Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Masons Who Signed the Constitution of the U.S. (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of the "Shelbyville Rebels" Co. F. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tribute to Revolutionary War Veterans of Bedford County, Tennessee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelbyville.
 
Confederate Cemetery Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
2. Confederate Cemetery Statue
James F Cummings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 26, 2009
3. James F Cummings
Maj & CS
Army of Tennessee
Confederate States Army
September 22, 1829 December 23, 1884

Major James F. Cummings C.S.A
James F. Cummings, native of Shelbyville, sold this land to the City of Shelbyville for a new cemetery.

Served the Confederate cause as Chief Commissary under Generals Braxton Bragg, E. Kirby Smith, J.E. Johnson and J.B. Hood.

Was buried in Atlanta and later moved by his son-in-law to be buried here at Willow Mount in an unknown, unmarked grave.

Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp 1620
Shelbyville, Tennessee
2008
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 3,071 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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