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Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on County Route 42 1 mile south of Alabama Highway 25, Shelby Springs, Alabama
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 33° 7.77    W 086° 40.89
  33.1295    -86.6815
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFB3J
 



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Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
"Old Soldiers Grave Yard"


The Confederate Army established a soldier's home and hospital here (1863-1865) as a part of the CSA Camp Winn Training Site. Father Leray and the Sisters of Mercy staffed the hospital after fleeing Civil War destruction in Vicksburg, MS. They brought with them by train many wounded and sick Confederate soldiers. This existing public cemetery was expanded fro those soldiers who died of battle wounds and illnesses. Civilian burials continued until 1921.

Lay Down Your Arms...
Close Ranks...
Rest In Eternal Peace.

Listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

Erected by Alabama Historical Commission / The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.







End of Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery