Historic Markers Across Alabama



Confederate Rest



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: In the St. Wilfrid's Cemetery off of Clements St., Marion, AL
County: Perry
Coordinates: N 32° 38.192    W 087° 19.095
  32.63653333    -87.31825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJEXY
 



Text:

During the War Between the States, Breckinridge Military Hospital was established at what is now Marion Military Institute. Soldiers who died were first buried behind MMI campus. After the war, Ladies Memorial Assoc. had remains exhumed and re-interred here in St. Wilfrid's Cemetery. Redwood tree planted as a living memorial to the fallen soldiers. Grave of Judge Wm. M. Brooks, President of the Alabama Secession Convention of 1861, is nearby.

Placed by:
Members of Hughes-McCollum
Post 5104 VFW and Friends
April 29, 1979








End of Confederate Rest