Confederate Burial Grounds

Greenwood Cemetery

A Mississippi History Marker in Greenwood Cemetery in Downtown Jackson, MS

Photo 

Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn

Map 

Description 

Confederate Burial Ground Over 450 Confederate soldiers who died in and around Jackson during the Civil War are buried here. Their names are known but not the exact site of each grave, as some were reburied here from graves where they fell. As Jackson awaited the final surrender, citizens, inspired by Sue Landon Vaughan, gathered here to decorate the soldiers' graves. Inscribed in the Confederate monument on the Old Capitol Green are the words "Decoration Day Originated in Jackson, Miss. April 26, 1865."

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2012: Added by Jeff Lovorn

Sources 

  • Jeff Lovorn - jlovo [at] aol [dot] com