Location: unknown - in Columbus
Earliest known year of death: 1863
Most recent known burial: 1863
Comments: During the Civil War, numerous Confederate soldiers were stationed in and around Columbus. In addition, for several months at least, the Confederate military maintained a hospital in Columbus. The diary of James Pitman Saunders, published in John Bennett Boddie, comp., Historical Southern Families, vol. 7(Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963), pp. 173-198, confirms that the military also had a cemetery in or near Columbus. Pitman visited the cemetery on April 18 and April 21, 1863. On the 21st he wrote, "There is about fifty graves here so new that there is no grass growing on them and men at the hospital dying at the rate of 2 or 3 a week.They are buried in a verry plain coffin, a shallow grave without a vault in a verry loose sandy piece of ground, dressed in their own everyday wearing clothes. No fencing whatever about the graves."
Number of known burials to date: about 50
- Added: 4 Feb 2011
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2387444
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