Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery

Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery (HMG24)

Location: Calera, AL 35040 Shelby County
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N 33° 7.77', W 86° 40.89'

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"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
HM NumberHMG24
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission / The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 529709 N 3665688
Decimal Degrees33.12950000, -86.68150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 7.77', W 86° 40.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 7' 46.20" N, 86° 40' 53.40" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4409-4505 Co Rd 42, Calera AL 35040, US
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