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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 7, 2012
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription. Beneath this hallowed ground lay the remains of fifty-five Confederate soldiers. They gave their lives to establish southern independence, protect their homes, and preserve state's rights. These original headstones were placed in May 1903 by the Joe Wheeler Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. On June 3, 1903 a dedication service was held by the Daughters of the Confederacy and veterans of the Horace King Camp, United Confederate Veterans. This site was rededicated on April 26, 2005 by the Joe Wheeler Chapter No. 291, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Liberty Camp 580, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Decatur, Alabama.

Confederate States of America
1861-1865

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.867′ N, 86° 59.95′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street and Memorial Drive when traveling south. Touch for map. Going south on Washington Street at Memorial Drive, to
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 7, 2012
2. Lest We Forget Marker
My granddaughter Gabby.
the right is the cemetery gate. Enter cemetery & take first left, an as the drive turn right, marker will be to your left. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ingalls Shipyard (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Decatur Historic District/Historic Depot (approx. ¾ mile away); “An Affair Most Important to Us” - The Federal Right, October 27-28, 1864 (approx. 0.8 miles away); “A Hard Nut To Crack” - Federal Defenses at Decatur (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dancy-Polk House (circa 1829) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schaudies - Banks Cottage (approx. 0.8 miles away); “a place of importance” - Union Leadership at Decatur (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Known Buried Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 7, 2012
3. Known Buried Marker
55 Graves image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 7, 2012
4. 55 Graves
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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