Near Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial
Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial
to his Cavalry Corps
Civil war, such as you have passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred, and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings, and, so far as it is in our power to do so, to cultivate friendly feelings toward those with whom we have so long contested and heretofore so widely but honestly differed. Neighborhood feuds, personal animosities and private differences should be blotted out, and when you return home a manly, straightforward course of conduct will secure you the respect even of your enemies. I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I myself felt unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. - N.B. Forrest, Lieutenant General.
(On Reverse of Monument):
Erected to the memory of the Unknown Confederate soldiers buried here, who fell in the Beech Grove and Hoover's Gap engagements of June 24 - 26, 1863 and to the other Confederates who fell in this battle and
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1718.
Location. 35° 37.596′ N, 86° 14.499′ W. Marker is near Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.1 miles south of Old U.S. Highway 41, on the right when traveling south. The monument is located in the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery and Park, just off Exit 97 off of Interstate 24. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of 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); Confederate 1st/3rd Kentucky Calvalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Grove.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,670 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.