Confederate Burials

Hastily interred by comrades—and sometimes by enemies—after battles and outside of hospitals and prisons, the Civil War dead often found their final resting places in temporary shallow graves or nameless burial trenches.  The often hasty efforts of wartime proved to be unsatisfactory in the ensuing peace, and required a large-scale effort to attend to the dead in a more dignified manner.  The creation of the national cemetery system provided for the decent burial of the Union dead, but there was no such provision for their fallen enemies. 

Arranging Confederate burials became a state, local, or individual responsibility.  As a result, many Confederates were buried in private family or city cemeteries.  After the war, some women’s groups and veterans’ organizations began campaigns to exhume the dead from their temporary battlefield graves and from small, remote plots and reinter them in central locations where they could be protected and honored.  Perhaps the best example of such an effort is the Confederate cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland, where thousands of Confederate dead were relocated from the battlefields of Antietam and South Mountain.

These scattered Confederate cemeteries not only illustrate the human toll of this conflict, but also its divisive nature and the commitment of both sides to caring for their dead and paying tribute to their sacrifices.  What follows, admittedly incomplete, is a listing of Confederate cemeteries listed alphabetically by state and by city. 

This page is a work in progress and we would be happy to hear of any cemeteries not yet included.


Location City State Known Unknown Total
  Clanton Alabama     313
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery Calera Alabama      
Fairview Cemetery Eufaula Alabama      
Soldier's Rest Cemetery Florence Alabama      
  Fayetteville Alabama      
  Gainsville Alabama     250
Confederate Rest, Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama     1100
Confederate Rest Cemetery Point Clear Alabama     300+
  Shelby Springs Alabama     277
Old City Cemetery Union Springs Alabama      
Camp Nelson Cabot Arkansas      
  Camden Arkansas      
Camp White Sulfur Springs Arkansas      
  Clarksville Arkansas      
  Fayetteville Arkansas     800-900
  Helena Arkansas      
Little Rock National Cemetery Little Rock Arkansas     640
Ft Smith National Cemetery Fort Smith Arkansas 17 108 125
Ft Delaware Pea Patch Island Delaware     140
Chestnut St Cemetery Apalachicola Florida      
  Barrancas Florida     250
Old Spring Hill Cemetery Brooksville Florida      
Oak Lawn Cemetery Lake City Florida      
Soldier's Cemetery in Eastern Cemetery Quincy Florida      
Old City Cemetery Tallahassee Florida 41   41
Barrancas National Cemetery Barrancas Florida 60 12 72
  Allatoona Georgia 1 21 22
Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia     3,000+
Westview Cemetery Atlanta Georgia     347
Oak Grove Cemetery Americus Georgia 84 45 129
Oconee Cemetery, on Univ of Georgia campus Athens Georgia     1500
Confederate plot, Magnolia Cemetery Augusta Georgia     54
Magnolia Cemetery Augusta Georgia     13
Greenwood Cemetery Barnesville Georgia 31 84 115
Confederate Cemetery Cassville Georgia 121 300 421
Chickamauga City Cemetery Chickamauga Georgia      
South View Cemetery Covington Georgia 65 8 73
Linwood Cemetery Columbus Georgia     500
Greenwood Cemetery Cuthbert Georgia      
West Hill Cemetery Dalton Georgia     421
  Forsyth Georgia 1 299 300
  Ft Gaines Georgia   18 18
Ft Tyler Cemetery West Point Georgia      
  Ft Valley Georgia      
  Greensboro Georgia     45
Stonewall Cemetery Griffin Georgia     500+
Confederate Cemetery Guyton Georgia      
Patrick Cleburne Memorial Cemetery Jonesboro Georgia     600-1,000
  Kingston Georgia     250
  La Grange Georgia     300
Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Georgia     602
City Cemetery Madison Georgia     52
  Marietta Georgia     3,000
Confederate plot, Memory Hill Cemetery Milledgeville Georgia     163
Memory Hill Cemetery Milledgeville Georgia     4039
  Milner Georgia     100+
  Newnan Georgia 266 2 268
Oxford Cemetery, on Emory Univ campus Atlanta Georgia 26 5 31
West End Cemetery Quitman Georgia      
  Resaca Georgia     500
The Rock Barnesville Georgia     12
Myrtle Hill Cemetery Rome Georgia      
Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia     1,500
Glenwood Cemetery Thomaston Georgia 48 6 54
Laurel Hill Cemetery Thomasville Georgia     13
Confederate Memorial Cemetery Waynesboro Georgia     45
Pine Wood Cemetery West Point Georgia     920
Andersonville National Cemetery Andersonville Georgia     118
  Stone Mountain Georgia   150 150
Catholic Cemetery Savannah Georgia     28
Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah Georgia 6   6
McMillian Burial Ground Vidalia Georgia      
Confederate Memorial Cemetery Waynesboro Georgia     50
Confederate Soldiers Memorial Park Waynesville Georgia      
Prisoner's Cemetery Alton Illinois 670 634 1304
Oakwoods Cemetery, Camp Douglas Chicago Illinois   4,039 4039
Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield Illinois 454 189 643
Mound City National Cemetery Mound City Illinois   41 41
Rock Island Confederate Cemetery Rock Island Illinois 1,913 15 1928
Greenlawn Cemetery, now Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana      
Ft Leavenworth National Cemetery Ft Leavenworth Kansas     7
Ft Scott National Cemetery Ft Scott Kansas 14   14
  Bighill Kentucky      
near National Cemetery Danville Kentucky     66
Camp Alcorn Hopkinsville Kentucky     293
  Cynthiana Kentucky      
Confederate lot Lexington Kentucky     114
Pewee Valley Cemetery New Albany Kentucky      
removed from Camp Nelson National Cemetery to Nicholasville City Cemetery Nicholasville Kentucky     154
Confederate plot, near National Cemetery Louisville Kentucky      
Camp Moore Tangiphaoa Louisiana     200-800
  Clinton Louisiana      
  Centenary Louisiana      
  Port Hudson Louisiana      
Loudon Park Cemetery Baltimore Maryland      
Washington Cemetery, now Rose Hill Cemetery Hagerstown Maryland     2,000
  Pt Lookout Maryland     2,159
Loudon Park National Cemetery Loudon Park Maryland     139
Mt Olivet Cemetery Frederick Maryland      
Confederate plot, Old Aberdeen Cemetery Aberdeen Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Citizen's Cemetery Booneville Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Old Brandon Cemetery Brandon Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Rose Hill Cemetery Brookhaven Mississippi      
Confederate plot, city cemetery Canton Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Wesley Chapel Cemetery Castillian Springs Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Chunky Cemetery Chunky Mississippi      
City Cemetery Clinton Mississippi     63
Confederate plot, Friendship Cemetery Columbus Mississippi      
Presbyterian Church Cemetery College Hill Mississippi      
Ft Robinette Corinth Mississippi     7
Clark County   Mississippi      
Confederate plot, city cemetery Crystal Springs Mississippi      
Confederate plot Durant Mississippi      
Confederate plot Enterprise Mississippi      
  Forest Mississippi      
  Goodman Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Greenwood Cemetery Greenwood Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Odd Fellows and Spring Hill Cemetery Grenada Mississippi     180
Confederate plot, city cemetery Hazelhurst Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Hernando Baptist Cemetery Hernando Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi      
Shady Grove Cemetery Iuka Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi      
Camp Jefferson Davis Jackson County Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Citizen's Cemetery Kosciusko Mississippi      
  Lauderdale County Mississippi      
Lauderdale Springs Meridian Mississippi     170
Davis Cemetery Liberty Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Odd Fellows Cemetery Macon Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia Mississippi      
  Marion Mississippi      
Rose Hill Cemetery Meridian Mississippi     1010
Confederate plot, Natchez Cemetery Natchez Mississippi      
Doolittle Cemetery Newton Mississippi     100
Citizen's Cemetery Okolona Mississippi     900-1,000
on Univ of Mississippi campus Oxford Mississippi     250
Union Cemetery Plantersville Mississippi      
Confederate plot, city cemetery Pontotoc Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Wintergreen and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Port Gibson Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Old Siloam Church Cemetery Prentiss County Mississippi      
  Quitman Mississippi     300
Confederate plot, Union Methodist Church Cemetery Rankin County Mississippi      
City Cemetery Raymond Mississippi      
City Cemetery Ripley Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Beulah Cemetery Rosedale Mississippi      
Kyle Cemetery Saltillo Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Davis Chapel Cemetery Sardis Mississippi      
  Ship Island Mississippi      
Confederate plot, city cemetery Shubuta Mississippi      
Pinetucky Cemetery Shuqualak Mississippi      
  Terry Mississippi      
  Tupelo Mississippi      
  Tishomingo Mississippi      
  Union County Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Shongalo Cemetery Vaiden Mississippi      
  Vaughn Mississippi      
Soldier's Rest, Cedar Hill Cemetery Vicksburg Mississippi     5,000
Hopewell Cemetery Warrenton Mississippi      
Oak Hill Cemetery Water Valley Mississippi      
Wheeling Cemetery West Mississippi      
Confederate plot, Greenwood Cemetery West Point Mississippi      
Oakwood Cemetery Winona Mississippi      
  Woodville Mississippi      
Glenwood Cemetery Yazoo Mississippi      
Zollicoffer Confederate Cemetery Nancy Mississippi     3
Brice's Crossroads   Mississippi     11
  Brooksville Mississippi     9
  Duck Hill Mississippi     1
Pleasant Grove Cemetery Camden Point Missouri     1
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery St. Louis Missouri 1,010   1010
Union Cemetery Kansas City Missouri     4
  Lone Jack Missouri     3
Neosho Cemetery Neosho Missouri     4
Springfield National Cemetery Springfield Missouri 832 689 1521
Mt Mora Cemetery St. Joseph Missouri     38
Jefferson City National Cemetery Jefferson City Missouri     3
Finn's Point National Cemetery Wilmington New Jersey     1434
Confederate lot, Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira New York     2968
Cross Creek Cemetery Fayetteville North Carolina     1
  Raleigh North Carolina     19
Camp Chase Columbus Ohio     2
Camp Ohio Columbus Ohio     4
Confederate Stockade Cemetery, Johnson's Island Sandusky Ohio     206
Glenwood City Cemetery, Philadelphia County Philadelphia Pennsylvania 9   9
Odd Fellow's Cemetery, adjoining Glenwood Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania 14   14
soldier's lot, Mt Moriah Cemetery Philadelphia Pennsylvania 6   6
Potter's Field and Powell's Cemetery Chester Pennsylvania     169
Lackawaxen Cemetery Pike County Pennsylvania 48   48
Harrisburg Cemetery Harrisburg Pennsylvania     15
  Beaufort South Carolina     117
Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina     1,000
  Mt Pleasant South Carolina     7258
  Beech Grove Tennessee     50-60
  Chattanooga Tennessee     2,500
site of Confederate Soldier Memorial Bridge Clarksville Tennessee     305
McGavock Cemetery Franklin Tennessee     1,487
  Knoxville Tennessee     1,600
Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee      
  Shelbyville Tennessee      
burial trenches, Shiloh National Military Park Shiloh Tennessee      
  Tiptonville Tennessee     75
  Tullahoma Tennessee     407
Cedar Grove Cemetery Lebanon Tennessee      
Willow Mount Cemetery Shelbyville Tennessee      
Ft Bliss El Paso Texas     785
  San Antonio Texas     19
Alexandria National Cemetery Alexandria Virginia 29   29
  Appomattox Virginia     18
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia 347   347
  Bedford City Virginia     500
  Bristow Virginia     203
University Cemetery, on Univ of Virginia campus Charlottesville Virginia     1,097
City Point National Cemetery Hopewell Virginia     151
  Fredericksburg Virginia      
Bull Run Groveton Virginia     500
Oakland Cemetery Louisa Virginia     60
  Lynchburg Virginia     2,500
Groveton Confederate Cemetery Manassas Virginia     266
Our Soldier's Cemetery Mt Jackson Virginia     400-500
  Newport News Virginia     154
Poplar Grove National Cemetery Poplar Grove Virginia 15 23 38
Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery Powhatan Virginia     250
Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia     12,000-18,000
Oakwood Cemetery Richmond Virginia     17,200
  Scottsville Virginia      
  Spotsylvania Virginia     600
Stonewall Cemetery Winchester Virginia     829
  Woodstock Virginia     57
  Wytheville Virginia      
Massanutten Cemetery Woodstock Virginia      
Mt Iser Cemetery Beverly West Virginia     26
  Fairmont West Virginia     39
  Lewisburg West Virginia     95
Elmwood Cemetery Shepherdstown West Virginia     114+
Confederate Rest Cemetery, Forest Hill Cemetery Madison Wisconsin      
Forest Hill Cemetery Madison Wisconsin     137