Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
During the War Between the States, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at what is now Marion Military Institute. Soldiers who died were first buried behind MMI campus. After the war, Ladies Memorial Assoc. had remains exhumed and re-interred here in St. Wilfrid's Cemetery. Redwood tree planted as a living memorial to the fallen soldiers.
Grave of Judge Wm. M. Brooks, President of the Alabama Secession Convention of 1861, is nearby.
April 29, 1979
Erected 1979 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 38.192′ N, 87° 19.095′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker can be reached from Clements Street 0.1 miles east of Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and graves are located on the northeast corner of the cemetery loop road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Clements Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Albert Turner, Sr. (approx. Honoring: Reverend James Orange (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marion Female Seminary (approx. ¼ mile away); Muckle's Ridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate 6-pounder Field Gun (approx. ¼ mile away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Nicola Marschall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos: 1. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.