Anderson, George Thomas b. February 3, 1824 d. April 4, 1901 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. From 1846 to 1848, he served as an officer in the Regular Army and saw action in the Mexican War. When his home state of Georgia seceded from the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War, he was made Colonel of the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment. In command of the 11th Georgia, he lead the regiment in the fighting at the Manassas and Antietam Campaigns. In November 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and commanded a Brigade in General John Hood's...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Caldwell, John Henry b. April 4, 1826 d. September 4, 1902 US Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War he raised a Company of soldiers that became Company A of the 10th Alabama Infantry, with him as its Captain and commander. He served throughout the war, rising to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment. After the war he was elected to represent Alabama's 5th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1873 to 1877. (Bio by: Russ Dodge) City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Forney, John Horace b. August 12, 1829 d. September 13, 1902 Major General, CSA. He was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, but moved with his family in 1835 to Alabama. He and his older brother, William Henry, also a future Confederate General, were educated by tutors. He entered West Point in 1848, graduating 22nd four years later. Through most of his United States Army career he was assigned to frontier garrisons or recruiting duty, achieving rank of 1st Lieutenant on August 25, 1855. After participating in Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston's Utah...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Forney, William Henry b. November 9, 1823 d. January 16, 1894 Lawyer, State Legislator, Brigadier General, CSA, United States Congressman. He was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, but moved with his family in 1835 to Alabama. He and his younger brother, John Horace, also a future Confederate General, were educated by tutors. In 1844 he graduated from the University of Alabama. He read law in the Jacksonville, Alabama, office of his older brother Daniel, leaving to serve as a Lieutenant in the 1st Alabama Volunteers in Mexico. Returning in 1848 to...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Franklin, Andra b. August 22, 1959 d. December 6, 2006 Professional Football Player. For four seasons (1981 to 1984), he played at the fullback position in the National Football League with the Miami Dolphins. He attended Anniston High School where he earned a starting spot for their football team and continued his athletic attributes on the collegiate level at the University of Nebraska. While with the Huskers, he lettered four-times and earned First-Team All-Big Eight honors in 1980. He was inducted into the University of Nebraska Athletic Hall...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Anniston Memorial Gardens, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Hilley, Audrey Marie b. June 4, 1933 d. February 26, 1987 Murderess. Perpetrator of one of the most bizarre and convoluted murder cases of all time. Killed her first husband, Frank, with poison, then attempted to kill her daughter, Carol, the same way, both for insurance money. But doctors saved Carol just in the nick of time. She was also suspected of poisoning her mother and mother-in-law, who both died suspiciously. She even lightly poisoned the coffee and cookies she served to the police when they came to question her! Before she could be tried...[Read More] (Bio by: Karen Valentine) Forestlawn Gardens and Mausoleum, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA Plot: Take the main road thru the center of the cemetery toward the top of the hill. The plot is close to the road on the right side.
Pelham, John b. September 7, 1838 d. March 17, 1863 Civil War Confederate Army Officer. The son of a prominent doctor, “the Gallant Pelham” was born into a comfortable setting in present day Calhoun County, Alabama. Before his tragic death, his name became legendary and would be synonymous with the Confederate artillery. His course to this celebrated persona began on July 1, 1856 when he entered the United States Military Academy from Alabama. During his years at West Point, he became fast friends to many other plebes who themselves would become...[Read More] (Bio by: Stonewall) Cause of death: Shrapnel injuries City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA Plot: Section A-1
Smith, Willie b. February 11, 1939 d. January 18, 2006 Major League Baseball Player. Willie 'Wonderful Willie' Smith was one of the few natives from Anniston, Alabama, to make the major leagues. As a young man, he honed his skills, eventually developing into an excellent, multitalented ballplayer who was able play first base, outfield and pitch. Smith played for 5 teams over his 9 year career, becoming the only black player in MLB history to appear in at least 20 games as a pitcher and 20 as a fielder. Smith played in the Negro Leagues before...[Read More] (Bio by: Frank Russo) Maple Grove Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Stephens, Perry b. February 14, 1958 d. September 8, 2005 Actor. Born on Valentine's Day in 1958, in Frankfurt, Germany, he played the role of 'Jack Forbes' on the soap opera television series, "Loving" from 1983 to 1989, 'Steve Crown' on "The Bold And The Beautiful" in 1993, 'President John F. Kennedy' in the HBO film, "Norma Jean And Marilyn" in 1996, and 'Jack Sweeney' in "The Lot" from 1999 to 2001. His other work includes the films, "Two Bits & Pepper" (1995), "Grizzly Mountain" (1997), "The Godson" (1998), and television appearances including, "...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Edgemont Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Tyler, Gen. Daniel b. January 7, 1799 d. November 30, 1882 A Union Brigadier General during the American Civil War. A 1819 graduate of West Point, Tyler saw action at the battle of Corinth and held posts at Harpers Ferry,VA among others. The General resigned from the army April 6, 1864. He died in New York City on November 30, 1882 and is buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Anniston, Alabama, a town he founded. (Bio by: Stonewall) Hillside Cemetery, Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA Plot: On high ground. Just shy of the highest part of the cemetery.