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Marion in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Marion C.S.A. Cemetery

 
 
Marion C.S.A. Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
1. Marion C.S.A. Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  N.W. mi. Here are buried 170 unknown Confederate soldiers who died at field hospital after various battles in 1862-63 from Shiloh to Vicksburg.
 
Erected 1957 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 25.333′ N, 88° 38.965′ W. Marker is in Marion, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Dale Drive and Ponta Street, on the right when traveling north on Dale Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5850 Dale Drive, Marion MS 39342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion CSA Cemetery (approx. mile away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peavey Electronics (approx. 3 miles away); 10th Avenue Masonic Cemeteries (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery
Looking up Confederate Drive towards the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
2. Looking up Confederate Drive towards the cemetery.
(approx. 3.9 miles away); St. John Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Regarding Marion C.S.A. Cemetery. There are no actual graves here, these are memorial grave markers. This cemetery is placed as near as possible to one of the mass burial sites often set up during the Civil War, but the remains were not disinterred and reburied here.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Genealogy & History Network article on the Marion Confederate Cemetery. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Location of Marion C.S.A. Cemetery with entrance gate and some of the grave markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 6, 2019
3. Location of Marion C.S.A. Cemetery with entrance gate and some of the grave markers.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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