Saturday, March 6, 2010

Confederate Cemetery Fundraiser

Confederate Cemetery Fundraiser

Since 1873 the Southern Memorial Association has privately owned and maintained the 3-acre Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The association will have a drawing on Saturday June 6, 2010, during the annual memorial service at the Confederate Cemetery. Tickets are $1.00 each and all money will go toward the maintenance of this historic Confederate Cemetery. The winner will receive a beautiful hand-made crosstitch of the five flags of the Confederacy with a quotation by Jefferson Davis, “The priniciple for which we contended is bound to reassert itself, though it may    be at another time and in another form."

The crosstitch is framed 18" x 15" and signed on the back by UDC member, Mrs. Heidi Smith, of Arkansas, who donated this lovely work of art to the Southern Memorial Association. Heidi is the 3x-great granddaughter of James Hansford, 6th Georgia Infantry and 3x-great granddaughter of Abraham Hill, Beauregard's S.C Light Artillery, as well as having 73 other documented Confederate ancestors.

For a picture of the crosstitch, how to purchase a ticket and also more information about the Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas, please visit their website: Click Here

All mail will be answered. We are just several ladies who voluntarily carry on the work of the founding ladies of 1872. We receive no money from any endowments and not a penny from any public funds, taxes or otherwise. We exist only by small private donations and plan to keep it that way. Thanks for any help.

The Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery
on Rock Street atop East Mountain in Fayetteville was started in 1872 by the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County, which paid to have the remains of Confederate casualties at Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, as well as from less-storied combats, removed and re-interred in what remains a picturesque and moving site.Junction Rock & Willow StreetsFayetteville, AR

Situated along the gentle slope of an Ozarks ridge, Confederate Cemetery occupies a beautiful setting overlooking the historic
Northwest Arkansas city of Fayetteville.

The cemetery contains the remains of men who fell in the service of the Confederacy in Northwest Arkansas, primarily in Benton and Washington Counties. Some of the soldiers buried here died from illness in disease-ridden camps, while others fell in battle on one of the most violent and desperately contested fronts of the Civil War.

Their graves originally dotted the landscape of Northwest Arkansas, but in 1878 the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County established the beautiful cemetery and exhumed fallen soldiers from throughout the region and brought them here for final burial. The effort coincided roughly with a similar effort to move Union dead in the region to the Fayetteville National

Many of the soldiers buried at Confederate
Cemetery fell in the Battle of Pea Ridge in
March of 1862 or at the Battle of Prairie Grove
just nine months later. These two actions
were among the fiercest of the Civil War in
the West and firmly established Union
control of the State of Missouri and Northwest
Arkansas as well. Brigadier General William
Yarnell Slack, who died on March 20, 1862,
from wounds received at Pea Ridge is
among the soldiers who now rest here.

Others fell in the Battle of Fayetteville or numerous other smaller engagements ought throughout the region.
Many, however, died from sickness and disease during the brutal winters of 1861 and 1862, when Confederate soldiers in the Ozarks endured unimaginable privations.

The cemetery contains hundreds of such graves, arrayed in beautiful rows beneath magnificent trees and commanding an outstanding view of the city of Fayetteville below. The rock wall surrounding the historic burial ground was built in 1885 of native stone. The tall Confederate monument on the grounds was erected in around 1898 and forms a centerpiece of the cemetery.

Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville is located on Rock Street near the intersection with Willow on the mountain slope just east of the downtown area. It overlooks the site of the Battle of Fayetteville.
Please click here to view a roster of the

known soldiers buried here.

You can also

click here to visit the page of the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County.
Since 1873 the Southern Memorial Association has conducted an annual memorial service to honor the Confederate dead resting in this historic cemetery. The ceremony includes a guest speaker, music, placing flowers at the monument, and a gun salute fired by Confederate reenactors. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Confederate Cemetery is open to the public during normal daylight hours.
Confederate Cemetery Numbers:
Phone: 479-521-1710

Phone: 479-521-2970

Southern Memorial Association Fundraiser
13517 Rennic Road
Summers, Arkansas 72769

Please Note: the author of this blog is not a member of this group but is posting as a courtesy. Please send any enquiry or question to the appropropriate links provided as I cannot help you directly. Thanks Angela.

1 comment:

  1. Looking for info or bios on my grandmother: Pauline Ashe Livingston Rackley. I was told that she was for numerous years the president of the Southern Memorial Association and other organizations supporting Confederate causes.

    ray Cox