From THE VALIANT SURVIVORS by Charles R. Wells

Huntsville, Alabama
MAPLE HILL CEMETERY and known Confederate burials previously
unidentified in  the
Unknown Confederate Cemetery plot. There are 187 Confederate Soldiers
buried in the
Confederate Unknown Section.

After a review of all available records, it would seem that most, if not
all, of the deaths occuring
in late 1861 were due to accidents or disease while the troops were in
training camps in or near
Huntsville.

There were a large number of deaths in March of 1862. They died while in
hospitals in Huntsville.
These appear to have been caused by disease also.

With the capture of Huntsville by Union forces on II April 1862, no
Regular Confederate forces
were in Huntsville after that date.

Between January and June of 1863 several more are buried in the
Confederate Section. These
were men that died while being transported north to Union Prison Camps.

Temporary wooden markers were placed on their graves at the time of
burial. These were meant
to last only long enough for permanent stones to be placed.

With the capture of Huntsville in April of 1862, and the subsequent
occupation by unfriendly
troops, the care and maintenance of these temporary markers fell into
enemy hands. For the
remainder of the war years and the Union occupation afterwards, time
weather and vandalism
erased all traces of identifying marks on the wooden stakes.

Since nearly every one of these Confederate dead are from counties or
areas outside of Madison
County, their families could not come to tend their graves since the
area was occupied by Union
troops.

By the time reconstruction had ended, it was impossible to properly
identify any of them. Small
stone slabs were placed on each grave. In later years (1935) a tan stone
marker inscribed CSA
Unknown replaced the smaller stones.

In recent times, Mr. Charles Rice has searched through Unit Histories,
casualty reports and
articles in The Huntsville Democrat for that time period. He has
identified 58 of these here-to-fore
unknowns. They are listed on the following pages.

Pvt. John ALEXANDER Co "G" 18th AL Inf. B  D15 Nov 1861
Pvt. H. C. BAKER Co "B" 8th AR Inf. B  D 15 Jan 1863
Pvt. Jacob BEARDEN Co "F" 49th AL Inf. B  D 26 Mar l862
Pvt. Hiram BEASLEY Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 27 Mar 1862
Cpl. Cicero BROOKS Co "D" 53rd AL (P. R.) B  D 10 Mar 1863
Pvt. John W. BROOKS Co "A" 1 19th AL Inf. B  D 10 Oct 1861
Pvt. Wesley W. BROOKS Co "F" 19th AL Inf. B  D 20 0ct 1861
Pvt. C. M. CARTER Co "F" 16th AL Inf. B  D 25 May l863
Pvt. Wiley CLEMENS Co "G" 53rd AL (P. R.) B  D 27 Mar l863
Pvt. William CLIFTON Co "G" 8th AR Inf. B  D 6 Jan 1863
Sgt. Daniel CLUBBS Co "C" I 19th AL Inf. B  D 19 Oct 1861
Lt. Jasper B. H. COCKERILL Co "G" 9th TN Inf. B  D 15 Jun 1863
Pvt. Asa COUNTESS Co "H" 35th TN Inf B  D20Mar l862
Pvt. Thomas A. CRAVEN Co "A" 27th TN Inf. B  D 6 Mar 1862
Pvt. Berry H. DALRYMPLE Co "G" 49th AL Inf. B  D 24 Mar l862
Pvt. John D. DALRYMPLE Co "G" 49th AL Inf. B  D 24 Mar l862
Pvt. Joseph R. DOLLAR Co "K" 49th AL Inf. B  D 8 Mar 1863
Pvt. Elsberry DUKES Co "I" 53rd AL (P. R.) B  D 22 Apr 1863
Pvt. Thomas D. ELKINS Co "G" 4th AL Cav. B  D 22 May l863
Pvt. Jacob C. ELLENBORD Co "I" 55th AL Inf. B  D 25 Mar l862
Pvt. John W. FERGUSON Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 24 Mar l862
Pvt. Albert H. GILBREATH Co "G" 3rd TN Cav. B  D 10 Mar 1862
Pvt. John GILL Co "G'3rd TN Cav. B  D 20 Mar 1862
Pvt. R. W. GOODLOE Co "H" 9th MS Inf. B  D 5 Apr 1863
Pvt. William A. GUINN Co "A" I 9th AL Inf. B D 26 Oct 1861
Pvt. Joseph E. HALL Co "G" 19th AL Inf. B  D 31 Oct 1861
Pvt. Jesse HAMMET Co "G" 49th AL Inf. B D 10 Mar 1862
Pvt. Joel M. HEFNER Co. “D” 55th AL Inf. B D 19 Mar 1862
Pvt. Benjamin M. HODGES Co "D" 19th AL Inf. B  D 20 0ct l861
Pvt. John G. HUGHES Co "A"  19th AL Inf. B  D 20 Oct l86l
Pvt. John 0. JACKSON Co "E" 19th AL Inf. B  D l6 0ct l86l
Sgt. Huston JACKSON Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 27 Mar l862
Pvt. William B. JOHNSON Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 25 Mar l 862
Pvt. John W. KNIGHT Co "C" 55th AL Inf. B  D 21 Mar l862
Pvt. T. W. LANGFORD Co "E" 10th AR Inf. B  D l Mar l862
Pvt. James McKEEHAN Co "F" 19th AL Inf. B  D 5 Nov l86l
Pvt. R. H. MILES Co "H" 10th AR Inf. B  DI3 Mar l 862
Pvt. John A. MOSELEY Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 23 Mar l862
Pvt. J. W. MUSTIN Co "E" 8th AR Inf. B  D Jan l863
Pvt. W. H. NEWBERRY Co "E" 1 9th AL Inf. B  D 16 Nov l861
Pvt. Sirinus OLIVER Co "G" 19th AL Inf. B D 15 0ct 1861
Pvt. William L. POOLE Co "C" 18th AL Inf. B  D 20 Nov l86l
Cpl. Jordan W. PRIM Co "G" 53rd AL (P. R.) B  D l Mar l863
Pvt Moses PRUITT Co "I" 18th AL Inf. B  D 14 Nov l861
Pvt John W. REGAN Co "D" 53rd AL (P.R.) B  D 12 Jun l863
Pvt. John H. RODGERS Co "C" 1 9th AL Inf. B  D 8 Dec l86l
Pvt. Thomas ROGERS Co "C" 19th AL Inf.  B   D?
Pvt. William ROWE Co "C" I 9th AL Inf. B  D 25 Sep l861
Pvt. William SCOTT Co "G" 49th AL Inf. B  D 12 Mar l862
Pvt. Jesse A. SHARP Co "D" 55th AL Inf. B  D 30 Mar l862
Pvt. Arlander SMITH Co "E" 19th AL Inf. B  D 17 0ct l861
Pvt. Erasmus SMITH  Co "E" 19th AL Inf. B D 18 0ct l861
Pvt. Robert SPRIGGINS Co "C" 55th AL Inf. B  Mar l862
Pvt. John M. STRICKLAND Co "C" 55th AL Inf. B D 21 Mar l862
Pvt. James V. SWANSEY Co "B" 55th AL Inf.B  D 20 Mar 1862
Pvt. Caleb W. WEBB Co "B" 53rd AL (P. R.)B  D 25 Jun 1863
Pvt. George WILCOX Co "D" 55th AL Inf.B D 19 Mar 1862
Pvt. James A. WILCOX Co "D" 55th AL Inf.B D 24 Mar 1862

by permission of Charles R. Wells.
submitted by: Jeff Thomson cpq11h2e@bellsouth.net
3/25/01

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