Here sleep 67 known and 8 unknown Confederate heroes, men who died of disease and wounds in the several Confederate hospitals located here. Many of those who died were reburied elsewhere.
In 1862, 1863, 1864, the Hill, Hood, Lumpkin, and Receiving Hospitals were located in Covington. Thirty new hospital buildings, not yet occupied, were destroyed in Garrard's Raid, July 22- 24, 1864, as was other valuable hospital equipment. Hospitals were under the immediate supervision of Samuel H. Stout, Medical Director Confederate Army of Tennessee. More than 20,000 Confederates were treated in them.