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Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Soldiers Cemetery

 
 
Soldiers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
1. Soldiers Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Gadsden County and the town of Quincy served the war effort of the Confederate States of America in many ways. Quincy served as a crossroads and a military center of activity through the four years of conflict. As a military center and commissary, everything from socks to beef were provided the units. In times of emergency hospitals were established in public buildings, churches and private homes. The needs of the sick, wounded and dying were tended by the Ladies Aid Society which in April 1868 became the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association. Soldiers Cemetery was established early in the war years for a final resting place for those who had no family here or were too far from home to be returned to their loved ones. The Ladies Memorial Association worked hard to preserve the memory of the Southern Soldier even though most of the markers and names of those buried here were lost. For years, in the springtime, the association held Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies at this site. Mrs. John Lawrence, President of the association from 1892-1900, raised $1,200 to erect the first iron fence around this Soldiers Cemetery.
 
Erected 2006 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-582.)
 
Location. 30° 
Unknown Confederate soldier markers image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
2. Unknown Confederate soldier markers
35.305′ N, 84° 34.247′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker can be reached from East Jefferson Street (U.S. 90) 0.1 miles east of North Love Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is to the right after entering Eastern Cemetery from East Jefferson Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 344 East Jefferson Street, Quincy FL 32351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pat Munroe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Quincy State Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); The White House / Pleasants Woodson White (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Quincy Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  History of Soldiers Cemetery. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Unknown Soldier graves image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
3. Unknown Soldier graves
Marker to commemorate installation of fence around graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
4. Marker to commemorate installation of fence around graves.
Finley’s Brigade, Camp 1614,
Sons of Confederate Veterans,
restored the historic iron fence
& placed this marker on this
ground in memory of
the gallant men buried here.
Dedicated April 10, 2010
CSA Emblem image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
5. CSA Emblem
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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