Approximately 3/4 mile on Shelby County Highway 42, from the intersection of Shelby County Highway 25 and Shelby County Highway 42, near Shelby Springs (between Calera and Columbiana).
Dunlap, Col. Robert, "Son of Major Wm. & Margaret Dunlap of Laurens District South Carolina,
who died 21st Aug. 1856, aged 57 yrs. & 2 mos. & 10 days."
Pickens, Caroline Josephine ~ July 20, 1855 - August 3, 1856
? ~ Only initials "M.A.S." on foot stone; Marker missing. (Possibly grave of Mary Ann Seale.)
Ira C. Miller, "Pvt. Co. D 29 Ala Inf, CSA" 1840 - 1920 (Died September 2, 1920; In 1979 survey the marker read "I.C. Miller, 1840-1920.)
Lapsley, Zaidee, "Dau. of James W. & Sarah E. Lapsley" ~ Age 3 mos. & 13 days - September 16, 1862 ~ Marker broken.
Lapsley, Joseph Fairfax, "Son of John W. & Ann A. Lapsley" ~ April 20, 1845 - August 30, 1847 ~ Marker broken, illegible; Dates are from 1979 survey.
Fair, William A., "Son of D. & L.E. Fair" ~ July 11, 1845 - August 3, 1846 ~ Marker broken.
Miller, Mary, "Wife of Wm. Miller" ~ March 8, 1843 - June 8, 1921
Miller, William I., "31 Ala Inf, CSA" ~ 1836 - 1915 (Husband of Mary E. Miller ~ September 26, 1837 - January 10, 1915.)
Miller, Howard, "Son of John & Tulsie Miller" ~ June 14, 1888 - December 15, 1909 ~ Marker broken.
Miller, Flennoy, "Son of John & Tulsie Miller" ~ December 30, 1886 - December 18, 1895
Miller, "Son of John & Tulsie Miller" ~ October 8, 1891
Miller, Frank, "Son of John & Tulsie Miller" ~ October 28, 1909 - May 22, 1911
Murphy, John L.,"1st Lieut. Seldens Lt Arty BN" ~ 1826 - 1887
Cotte, Mollie ~ (Hand carved stone ~ No dates) ~ Marker missing in April 2004.
Screws, Benjamin, 1811 - 1859
Washington, Theodora, "Infant dau. of J.S. & Anastasia Washington" ~
Aged 2 months & 19 days - November 11, 1837
Holcombe, Mary E. ~ (No dates) ~ Located in Confederate Soldier's cemetery section.
Holcombe, Almarine Barber ~ (No dates) ~ Located in Cofederate Soldier's cemetery section.
The Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery came into being after the fall of Vicksburg and Jackson and the subsequent moving of the Confederate Hospital from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Shelby Springs, Alabama. [Note: Monument in Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery "Dedicated To The Memory Of Father Leray And The Sisters Of Mercy" indicate " ... came to Shelby Springs in July 1863 and established a Confederate Hospital." However, there are four Confederate Soldier's markers (1) Elias Early (2) Pvt. Mathew R. Miller (3) Levi Richard Stith Myrick (4) David E. Thomas that died in 1862, during the existence of Camp Winn Training Center, and are buried in Shelby Springs.] Those soldiers who died at the hospital were buried on the hill behind the hospital and so the cemetery came into being. These soldiers were from all over the south. Information and photographs about this hospital and cemetery are included in "Angels of Mercy." An Eyewitness Account of Civil War and Yellow Fever by a Sister of Mercy, Sister Ignatius Sumner. This book, written by Sister Mary Paulinus Oakes, R.S.M. was published in 1998, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 98-070216. The book also notes "... 1863, after fall of Vicksburg and Jackson on to Shelby Springs by rail with wounded...."
These "scenic historic grounds" are owned by the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
At this time there are 212 graves marked Unknown Soldier, C.S.A. plus 95 graves that are Identified Soldiers that died at the hospital.
However, as noted in The Shelby Chronicle, Columbiana, Ala., dated Thursday, October 10, 1901
"Unmarked Graves of 180 Confederate Soldiers ... On a lonely hill near Shelby Springs that beautiful and famous summer resort known and frequented in antibullum days by the wealthy families of the Black Belt, there lie the remains of about 189 Confederate soldiers (note, heading of this article reads Unmarked Graves of 180 Confederate soldiers), who died of disability contracted in the war between the States, or from wounds received in battles in North Georgia and Tennessee and at other places. These soldiers are representatives from all the Southern States and were buried here from a Confederate hospital located at these springs. Nothing is now left to mark their graves but sunken places in the earth and bushes and even trees have grown upon the sacred spot where these brave heroes lie, and a passer by would see nothing of them were it not for a few graves of civilians at one end of the four tiers of rows of soldiers. Among these civilians is that of Major Screws, father of Major W.W. Screws and Hon. Ben Screws of Montgomery. While Alabama's soldiers buried in other States, both North and South, are being cared for by loving hands of patriotic men and noble women it is but just and it is our duty that we care for these, for the same noble principles actuated all these brave martyrs alike and the same love and reverence for their memory demand the same attention. At the County Association of Shelby at its annual meeting in July last, a movement was set on foot to have this sacred ground cleaned off, the sunken graves raised and the yard closed and a shaft erected to the memory of the brave and honored heroes whose lives were sacrificed in the cause we so much loved. The officers of the Association, Colonel John W. Johnston, Columbiana: Lieutenant Colonel James Ozley, Montevallo: Major Joe Crenshaw, Columbiana, and Adjutant C.C. Martin, Calera, compose the committee which has the work in hand, and if possible they will complete it by April 26, 1902 ...."
NAME UNIT DATE OF DEATH Allen, J.D. Co. E 12 Miss Cav CSA Jly 25, 1864 Alley, J.S. Valentine's Miss Cav, CSA No Date Andrews, Arthur Co. K 57 Ala Inf, CSA May 7, 1864 Armstrong, Elias Co. E 7 Ala Cav, CSA 0ct 15, 1864 Baldwin, George H. Co. F 4 Conf Inf, CSA Nov 26, 1864 Baldwin, George W. Co. C 62 AL Inf, CSA 0ct 15, 1864 Banston, William CS Army No Date Bingham, Simon W. Co. H 31 Miss Regt, CSA June 23, 1864 Bookout, W. CS Army July 5, 1864 Brown, J.P. 54 Ala Inf, CSA May 14, 1864 Bucks, W.R. Co. G 3 KY, CSA Aug 2, 1864 Burdine, A.T. Valentine's Miss Cav, CSA No Date Cliff, Thomas B. Co. A 53 Tenn Inf, CSA Mar 18, 1864 Conumibley, W.S. CS Army No Date Curry, Francis Marion Co. E 2 TX Inf, CSA Sept 8, 1863 Doyles, Patrick 11 GA Inf, CSA No Date Early, Elias Co. G 28 Ala Inf, CSA Apr 18, 1862 Edmonds, E.L. Co. E 1 MO Inf Apr 5, 1863 Eubanks, John M. 6 Texas Cav, CSA No Date Evans, P.L., Pvt. Co. D 3 US Engrs Corps, CSA Sept 30, 1864 Gamble, Jonathan R. CS Army No Date Graves, Jasper J. Co. C 15 Consolidated Tenn Cav, CSA No Date Harris, J.F. Co. E 4 Ala Cav, CSA Aug 22, 1864 Harrison, Thomas B. Co. E 1 MO Inf Jan 21, 1864 Hawks, Henry James Co. A 9 AR Inf Apr 29, 1864 Joyce, H.K. Co. E 5 MO Inf, CSA Apr 3, 1864 Lassator, Jno. W. Confederate States Army Sept 3, 1864 Long, John William Co. H 5 MO Cav Oct 22, 1863 Lowry, J.C. CS Army No Date Lowry, W.J. CS Army No Date McCain, Russell Co. C 6 Ala Cav, CSA Feb 29, 1864 McClead, A.A. 1 Miss Cav, CSA No Date McCurdy, Joseph M. Co. I 6 Ala Cav, CSA Feb 28, 1864 McCurdy, Thomas J. Co. I 6 Ala Cav, CSA Feb 28, 1864 McLane, Russell M., Serg. Co. E 6 Ala Cav, CSA Nov 24, 1864 McQuary, George E. Co. B 31 Miss Aug 27, 1864 McSween, Phillip D. Co. K 6 Ala Cav, CSA 0ct 24, 1864 Miller, Mathew R., Pvt. Co. E 28 AL Inf, CSA 1819-1862 Moreland, George W. Co. B 2 Ala Cav, CSA Sept 27, 1864 Murphey, W.L. 28 Miss Inf, CSA No Date Myrick, Levi R.S. Co. C 28 AL Inf Mar 21, 1817 - Jun 26, 1862 (Husband of Mary Polly Esther Wood Myrick.) Nabors, Arthur Co. B 1 BN Miss S S, CSA Oct 5, 1864 Newman, W.J. 5 Co. Washington Lt Arty, CSA Nov 3, 1864 Oran, George W. Ala Cav, CSA Mar 12, 1864 Owens, Samuel CS Army No Date Pair, Alexander Co. C 6 Ala Cav, CSA Oct 16, 1864 Parker, John T., Corp. Co. D 31 ARK Inf, CSA Sept 12, 1864 Partlow, J.E. CS Army Jly 16, 1864 Partlow, James E. Corp. Co. C 12 Tenn Cav Jly 17, 1864 Pearson, William C. Co. D 30 Ala, CSA Sept 7, 1863 Perry, Robert C. Co. B 9 Tenn Cav, CSA Feb 29, 1864 Pippin, Lewis W. Co. H 6 Ala Cav, CSA Mar 19, 1864 Powell, Thomas Henry Co. G 1 MO Inf Oct 28, 1863 Redd, John Co. C 5 Ala Inf, CSA Sept 16, 1864 Reeves, J.C. CS Army Jly 4, 1864 Reeves, J.H. Co. H 62 Ala Inf, CSA Oct 5, 1864 Rhoades, J.P. Co. E 3 MO, CSA Oct 28, 1864 Roberts, Samuel Co. I 12 Miss Cav, CSA Jly 1, 1864 Roberts, Samuel L. Co. H 5 MO Cav, CSA Oct 26, 1863 Rogers, Benjamin S. Co. C 3 MO, CSA Sept 3, 1863 Rogers, John T. Co. H 5 MO Inf, CSA Oct 26, 1863 Ross, Robert J. Co. E 1 MO Cav Mar 7, 1864 Ross, John Co. I 28 Miss Cav, CSA Mar 21, 1864 Rucks, W.R. CS Army Aug 2, 1864 Salter, W.D. Co. F 62 Ala Inf, CSA Sept 7, 1864 Saminton, William, Serg. Co. C 12 Tenn Cav, CSA Jly 13, 1864 Scott, David R. Co. E 6 Ala Cav, CSA Mar 21, 1864 Scott, James Co. C 6 Ala Cav, CSA Mar 29, 1864 Scott, J.W. Co. M 6 Ala Cav, CSA Mar 30, 1864 (Note: Date on marker reads "Mar 30, 1964".) Scroggin, Thomas R., Pvt. Co. I 2 AL Cav, CSA Jly 3, 1864 Shirley, Robert Co. E 57 Ala, CSA Mar 18, 1864 Sizemoore, Thomas D. Co. A 25 GA Inf, CSA Oct 3, 1863 Slater, S.F. Co. I 9 Ala Cav, CSA Aug 24, 1864 Smith, Y.B. CS Army No Date Smith, George W. Co. D 21 LA Inf, CSA Oct 1, 1863 Smith, James V., Corp. Co. C 3 Batt MO Lt Arty, CSA Oct 9, 1863 Sousa, Joseph Co. D Miles Legion LPA Inf, CSA Apr 8, 1864 Spar, A.B. Co. B 8 Ala Cav, CSA Nov 26, 1864 Spence, B.F. CS Army Aug 21, 1864 Spreights, E.L.L. CS Army Jly 1, 1864 Stephens, Luke Co. M 6 Ala Cav, CSA Mar 22, 1864 Taylor, J.W. CS Army No Date Taylor, Edward S. Co. A 8 LA Inf, CSA Oct 7, 1864 Teakell, James M. Co. G 2 Ala Cav, CSA May 21, 1864 Thomas, David E., Capt. Co. E 24 Ala Inf, CSA Aug 7, 1862 Thomas, George W. Co. K 14 Miss Inf, CSA - Towery, George W. Co. C 10 ARK Inf, CSA Oct 23, 1863 Tucker, James M. Co. A 6 Ala Cav, CSA April 1864 Unknown Soldier, CSA No Dates (Note: There are 212 graves with "Unknown Soldier" markers.) Waller, L.J. 37 Ala Inf, CSA No Date White, J. CS Army Oct 30, 1864 White, Simpson Hurts Lt Ala Arty, CSA Aug 19, 1864 Williams, Elijah, QM Serg. Co. B 2 MO Inf, CSA Nov 30, 1863 Wilson, Solomon CS Army Jly 19, 1864 Wood, James A. Co. A 15 Miss Inf, CSA Apr 29, 1864 Wyatt, Richard H. Co. A 6 Ala Cav, CSA Nov 24, 1864