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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery
Oxford, MS
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Oxford
Type: Cemeteries
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Although the cemetery isn't advertised nor are there any 'markers' above the graves, if one knows the story behind the empty field, one will understand that the cemetery still holds a special place in Ole Miss history. As graveyard for Confederate soldiers (and rumored Yankee soldiers as well), don't go expecting a big show or a Civil War reenactment. An empty field with a single tall marker is all you will find in this cemetery behind the Tad Pad. Although empty, one can imagine the young burying the dead in this field, just as empty as it was during the Civil War. It's a good place to go at night especially, because no one is there. Just knowing you are there, walking among past fallen soldiers is enough for the Confederate Cemetery to be special, headstones or not.

Visited October 2012
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Macon, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A gameday tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We visit this and drop a shot of bourbon in honor of one of the soldiers on the tombstone. Very reverend and very tranquil.

Visited September 2012
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Worth looking around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We enjoyed our visit to the cemetery. It is true, there are no individual grave stones but if you read the history, you would realize the reason. Seems a grounds keeper took up the headstones to mow and couldn't remember where they went. The monument in the middle lists all the names.

Visited July 2012
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Buellton, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Surprisingly poor shape.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

If this is the cemetary out back of the basketball arena, then it should not be advertised at all. We made a point of visiting it while on campus with our student son. Plainly put, it is a weed patch! The location is surrounded by a 3-4 foot wall with an archway entrance as I recall. I'm trying to guess the place to be about 200' by 200'. Now the "capper" is that there are no markers! It is a big weed patch as I said before. I could see if this was a Union graveyard there might not be alot of enthusiasm in keeping it up. Rather sad.

Visited October 2011
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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Interesting place to look around”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Looks to look around and check out history while in Oxford, MS.
I would go in early morning or later when cooler if in the summer months due to the heat in Oxford, MS. Neat place.

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