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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Burial Ground

 
 
Confederate Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
1. Confederate Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. Over 450 Confederate soldiers who died in and around Jackson during the Civil War are buried here. Their names are known but not the exact site of each grave, as some were reburied here from graves where they fell. As Jackson awaited the final surrender, citizens, inspired by Sue Landon Vaughn, gathered here to decorate the soldiers' graves. Inscribed in the Confederate monument on the Old Capitol Green are the words "Decoration Day Originated in Jackson, Miss. April 26, 1865."
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.484′ N, 90° 10.973′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on North West Street 0.2 miles north of George Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located within Greenwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site (about 700 feet away); Greenwood Cemetery
Confederate Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
2. Confederate Burial Ground Marker
(about 800 feet away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. mile away); Capitol Rally (approx. mile away); Smith Robertson School (approx. mile away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Susan Landon Vaughan. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Greenwood Cemetery. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
3. Confederate Burial Ground Marker
Confederate Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
4. Confederate Burial Ground Marker
Confederate Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
5. Confederate Grave
Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
6. Confederate Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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