Historic Markers Across Alabama



Confederate Rest Cemetery



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Point Clear
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 30° 28.84    W 087° 55.24
  30.4807    -87.9207
Waymark: None
 



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The Grand Hotel and the Gunnison House served as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Vicksberg during the Civil War. The Confederate Rest Cemetery commemorates more than 300 Confederate soldiers who died while in the hospital. The original tract of seven acres included markers erected to the Unknown Confederate Dead. The records of the soldiers were kept in the hotel until a fire in 1869, when the identities of those buried in Confederate Rest were lost.







End of Confederate Rest Cemetery