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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Friendship Cemetery

 
 
Friendship Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 13, 2007
1. Friendship Cemetery Marker
Inscription. SW, 12 blocks. Two state governors, over 1,000 C.S.A. soldiers, including 4 generals, lie here. The decorating of their graves & those of Union soldiers, inspired F.M. Finch's "The Blue and the Gray." 1867.
 
Erected 1967 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 29.725′ N, 88° 25.557′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 182) and 7th Street, in the median on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Columbus (about 500 feet away); First Christian Church (about 600 feet away); Church of the Annunciation (about 700 feet away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus Mississippi Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); First Home of Tennessee Williams (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Related marker.
Friendship Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
2. Friendship Cemetery Gate
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More information about events at Friendship Cemetery.
 
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Friendship Cemetery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
3. Friendship Cemetery Monument
Decoration Day Site image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
4. Decoration Day Site
Confederate Soldiers Graves image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
5. Confederate Soldiers Graves
Stephen Dill Lee Bust image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
6. Stephen Dill Lee Bust
Nurse Canant image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 26, 2007
7. Nurse Canant
The only recognized C.S.A. nurse buried in any cemetery in the USA.
Decoration Day & Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 4, 2008
8. Decoration Day & Confederate Soldier
In the foreground are four headstones for Confederate Generals. Behind them is the Decoration Day Monument and behind it is a statue of a Confederate Soldier.
Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 4, 2008
9. Confederate Soldier
Notice that the Soldier looks like he is praying. The reality is that he is supposed to be holding a rifle. Someone took the rifle and it has not been replaced.
In Memory Of Our Honored Dead. image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 4, 2008
10. In Memory Of Our Honored Dead.
C.S.A Statue. Notice the inverted cannons on the corners.
C.S.A. Statue Rear Text image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 4, 2008
11. C.S.A. Statue Rear Text
This statue was erected in 1873
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,978 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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