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Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. As a station on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Okolona was the site of a large hospital during the Civil War. In 1862, following the battle of Shiloh, hundreds of wounded Confederates were brought here by train. Those who died were buried in this graveyard adjoining the city cemetery. Other soldiers, victims of disease or casualties of battle, are also buried here. In all, the Confederate Cemetery contains more than 800 dead, several hundred of whom remain unknown.
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.92′ N, 88° 45.284′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Lane Drive and South Church Street (Route 245). Touch for map. Located in the center of the Confederate Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: Park Lane Drive, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Okolona (within shouting distance of this marker); Okolona in the Civil War
Okolona Confederate Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Okolona Confederate Cemetery entrance.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. one mile away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 1.3 miles away); Okolona College (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
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Confederate Cemetery graves including many unknown. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. Confederate Cemetery graves including many unknown.
Confederate Cemetery posters, located in the cemetery, including listings of burials. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. Confederate Cemetery posters, located in the cemetery, including listings of burials.
Flags with small plaques listing war dead. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
5. Flags with small plaques listing war dead.
13 flags and poles representing the 12 states of soldiers buried at the cemetery and one flag representing the unknown soldiers. War dead by state: TX-49, TN-34, SC-11, NC-1, MO-7, MS-74, LA-57, KY-12, GA-5, FL-1, AR-101, AL-115, Unknown-318
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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