Thursday, April 16, 2009

Elmwood Cemetery - Memphis

Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis is in a rundown part of town but it is well worth the visit. It is the oldest cemetery in Memphis and has quite a few Civil War generals buried there. Also all sorts of important people from Memphis' history are here, mayors, governors, senators, etc.

This is the Confederate section for common soldiers. The monument also has memorial plaques for some Confederate generals who are buried here but were from Memphis.

There are 20 Confederate generals buried here, as well as two Union generals. I don't have pictures of all of them, very few actually.
Here is Patton Anderson:

Nathan Bedford Forrest was buried here but was later moved to his own park (which has been quite the source of controversy for many years). The rest of his family though is buried here, including three brothers who were Confederate officers.

The victims of the Sultana were buried here but were later moved to the national cemetery.

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