San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This cemetery is located within part of a 40-acre grant of land given to the city of San Antonio by the King of Spain. The property was later subdivided into twenty-nine separate cemeteries by city aldermen, and this area was designated as City Cemetery Number Four.
This section became known as the Confederate Cemetery after its purchase in 1885 by the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp No. 1 United Confederate Veterans. The earliest documented burial in this plot, that of Charles Hutcheson, dates to 1855 and was already in place at the time of the campís purchase.
Prominent Confederate veterans interred here include John Salmon “Rip” Ford, the pioneer Texas political leader and newspaper editor famous for his service as a Texas Ranger, George Wythe Baylor, a political and military leader, and Hamilton P. Bee, Confederate general and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. There are over 900 marked burials in the Confederate Cemetery, including those of Civil War veterans, their dependents, and later generations of descendants. Also interred here are veterans of World War I and World War II.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1023.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United marker series.
Location. 29° 25.237′ N, 98° 27.836′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is in City Cemetery #4 (AKA Confederate Cemetery), with entrance east off Palmetto Street. Marker is about 750 feet ESE of the San Antonio National Cemetery, and about 500 feet ESE of the intersection of N. Palmetto and Paso Hondo Streets. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clara Driscoll (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Lang Sinclair (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steam Locomotive No. 794 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 794 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southern Pacific Passenger & Freight Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Flower the Tower" (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alamo Funeral Pyre (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Cemetery at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brigadier General Hamilton Bee. (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. George Wythe Baylor. (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. John Salmon "Rip" Ford. (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.