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Confederate Circle

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

Confederate Circle
at Mount Olivet Cemetery
Guide to Civil War Nashville

Mount Olivet Cemetery
1101 Lebanon Rd.  615-255-4193

Confederate Circle (1869) at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (1856), marked by
a 45-foot-tall monument (1889), is the final resting place of approxi-
mately 1,500 Confederate soldiers killed in battles in Middle Tennessee.
Seven CSA generals are buried at or near the circle: William B. Bate,
William N.R. Beall, Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, William H. Jackson,
George E. Maney, James E. Rains, and Thomas Benton Smith. Nearby are
the graves of Col. Adolphus Heiman and Col. Randall McGavock.
Confederate Circle at Mt. Olivet Cemetery is owned by the United
Daughters of the Confederacy. A brochure for a walking tour of the cem-
etery is available at the cemetery office.

Col. Randal W. McGavock, former mayor of Nashville, commanded the
10th Tennessee Regiment. He was killed at the Battle of Raymond, Miss.,
May 1863, leading his Irish Confederates.

Brig. Gen. William N.R. Beall surrendered with his brigade at Port Hud-
son, Miss. in July 1863 and was imprisoned, later paroled to serve as an
agent for the relief of CSA prisoners in Northern camps.


Guide to Civil War Nashville,

Battle of Raymond -Generals and Commanders, by Rebecca Blackwell Drake, Excepts from In Their Own Words: Soldiers Tell the Story of the Battle of Raymond.

Webpage c. 2010
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