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Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Rest

 
 
Confederate Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Confederate Rest Marker
Inscription.  
During the War Between the States, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at what is now Marion Military Institute. Soldiers who died were first buried behind MMI campus. After the war, Ladies Memorial Assoc. had remains exhumed and re-interred here in St. Wilfrid's Cemetery. Redwood tree planted as a living memorial to the fallen soldiers.

Grave of Judge Wm. M. Brooks, President of the Alabama Secession Convention of 1861, is nearby.
Placed by members of Hughes-McCollum Post 5104 VFW and Friends
April 29, 1979

 
Erected 1979 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1898.
 
Location. 32° 38.192′ N, 87° 19.095′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker can be reached from Clements Street, 0.1 miles east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling
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east. Marker and graves are located on the northeast corner of the cemetery loop road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Clements Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Albert Turner, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honoring: Reverend James Orange (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marion Female Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Muckle's Ridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate 6-pounder Field Gun (approx. ¼ mile away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Nicola Marschall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Confederate Graves image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Confederate Graves
Confederate Graves and Flag Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
3. Confederate Graves and Flag Memorial
Confederate Unknown Soldier Marker (One of many) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
4. Confederate Unknown Soldier Marker (One of many)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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