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Near Beech Grove in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial

Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial

 
 
General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
1. General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial
In the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery
Inscription.
Forrest's Farewell Order
to his Cavalry Corps
Extract
Gainesville, Ala., May 9, 1865
Civil war, such as you have passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred, and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings, and, so far as it is in our power to do so, to cultivate friendly feelings toward those with whom we have so long contested and heretofore so widely but honestly differed. Neighborhood feuds, personal animosities and private differences should be blotted out, and when you return home a manly, straightforward course of conduct will secure you the respect even of your enemies. I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I myself felt unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. - N.B. Forrest, Lieutenant General.

(On Reverse of Monument):
Erected to the memory of the Unknown Confederate soldiers buried here, who fell in the Beech Grove and Hoover's Gap engagements of June 24 - 26, 1863 and to the other Confederates who fell in this battle and now rest in honored graves elsewhere. - 1954
 
Erected 1954.
 
Location. 35° 37.596′ N, 86° 
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
2. Front Inscription
A closer-in view of the front of the monument
14.499′ W. Marker is near Beech Grove, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Cemetery Road 0.1 miles south of Old U.S. Highway 41, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The monument is located in the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery and Park, just off Exit 97 off of Interstate 24. Marker is in this post office area: Beechgrove TN 37018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pledge to the South (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); General A. P. Stewart's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Watterson (about 700 feet away); Fort Nash (about 800 feet away); Beech Grove Engagement (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Grove.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inscription on the Back image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
3. Inscription on the Back
This is on the reverse side of the General Forrest's Farewell Order Monument
Sign at Entrance to the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 14, 2010
4. Sign at Entrance to the Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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