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Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

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Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

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Novastella1010 wrote a review Sep 2019
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I live about 30 minutes from Cabot, Arkansas and have been wanting to visit this Confederate Cemetery for about a year. Well, yesterday, I took my whole family to see it for a short Sunday, day trip and it was actually an enjoyable outing. The cemetery is well maintained for how small it is and the small tidbit of history is a nice, brief read that explains why the soldiers died and how they came to rest at this location. My son, who loves anything to do with history really enjoyed counting all the headstones and now wants to know more about the battles that took place in Arkansas. It is quite interesting that Arkansas has such a rich history and more people should take time away from their "technological" lives and learn more about the past (good and bad.) Altogether, grab a book before you come out here, preferably about the civil war and relax, whilst reading. Note: There is an outdated park next to the cemetery that is fun for children to play for a few minutes. It has swings and one of those roundabout, spinning contraptions we all used to stand up in and have our friends spin us till we were dizzy. Be forewarned, there are small glass pieces, trash and graffiti in some areas/on playground equipment, so watch the kids, especially near the sandy area where something may be hidden. It looks like the local teenager hangout.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sally S wrote a review Nov 2017
Wadsworth, Ohio316 contributions57 helpful votes
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On a visit to Cabot, Arkansas to see my son, I had noticed a sign for a confederate cemetery. I am always up for visiting historical sites so as the weather was very nice for a mid November day, we decided to visit. In 1862, 1500 unfortunate Conderate soldiers lost their lives to disease and are buried here in un-marked (meaning the stones are marked, “unknown”) graves. The cemetery was lost to time for years until first Confederate veterans in the early 1900’s then later a school restored the cemetery. A small play area is nearby. A very peaceful resting place with oak trees, beautiful
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Russ_and_Kee wrote a review Sep 2016
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There is a memorial here, as well as a children's playground. Our favorite playground in the area, it still includes a mary-go-round!
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Ark_1864 wrote a review Sep 2016
Sherwood, Arkansas76 contributions10 helpful votes
I was not aware of this civil war era cemetery and have lived within twenty miles of it for over ten years. I happened upon the name (Camp Nelson) while doing some research on a civil war ancestor and discovered much to my surprise that it was located just a short distance away. It is a solemn place and very peaceful, though there are houses being built just a short distance away. There is an interpretive marker that explains the significance of the place. I would recommend visiting to learn more an overlooked part of our state's history.
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Date of experience: December 2015
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Marty P wrote a review Jul 2016
Cabot, Arkansas11 contributions3 helpful votes
Camp Nelson is a quiet little memorial on the outskirts of Cabot, just east of the city. How peaceful and quiet is it? Well, I live just a few houses away. I find it just that relaxing. On the adjacent westerly lying piece of property is a playground suitable for a picnic with swings and such for kids to play.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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