Confederate Cemeteries

It is possible to search for burials of Confederate soldiers in Confederate cemeteries-—and by Confederate cemeteries, I mean cemeteries that include the word “Confederate” in their names. There appear to be two main types of “Confederate” cemeteries:

    Cemeteries attached to wartime prison camps in northern states
    Cemeteries in southern states created specifically to honor local men who died while serving the Confederacy

Examples of Northern state prison camp cemeteries include:

    Confederate Cemetery (North Alton, IL)
    Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (Point Lookout, MD)
    Rock Island Confederate Cemetery (Rock Island, IL)

Examples of Southern state Confederate cemeteries:

    Bethel Confederate Cemetery (Knoxville, TN)
    Clinton Confederate Cemetery (Clinton, LA)
    Okolona Confederate Cemetery (Okolona, MS)
    Stonewall Confederate Cemetery (Griffin, GA)
    University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery (Charlottesville, VA)

You can do a search for a particular person if desired. You can also do a general search for burials in a particular cemetery (case does not matter):

SEARCH—DEATH 1863 (+- 2 years) CEMETERY okolona confederate

This search gets 148 hits.

It is also possible to do a general search for Confederate cemeteries in a particular state:

SEARCH—DEATH--YEAR 1863 (+- 2 years) LOCATION mississippi CEMETERY confederate

These results include some men who died in Mississippi and were then buried elsewhere, but also provide extensive lists of soldiers buried in Mississippi Confederate cemeteries.

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