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“Needed Correction- 6, not 5, CSA Generals Buried Here”
Review of Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
Ranked #26 of 243 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: Magnolia cemetery, a non-profit trust, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Founded on the site of a rice plantation in 1850 during the "rural cemetery movement". It is the resting place of 6 Civil War Generals, soldiers and sailors, governors, signers of the ordinance of secession, mayors of Charleston, Lawyers, doctors and the list is endless. Open to the public seven days a week however the office is only open Monday through Friday. Open and closing times are posted as are rules and regulations at the entrance to the cemetery.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Trip Advisor brief description of Magnolia Cemetery says five Confederate generals are buried there. Actually there are six, not five, Confederate generals buried at Magnolia Cemetery. They are Generals Micah Jenkins, Roswell Sabine Ripley, James Conner, Arthur Middleton Manigault, Clement H. "Rock" Stevens and Wilmot Gibbes deSaussure. Two died in battle or from battle wounds: Jenkins at The Wilderness in Virginia and Stevens at Battle of Peachtree Creek, near Atlanta.

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely old Cemetery full of History, worth the time to find. A peaceful walk through the cypress trees and beautiful Iron gates.

1  Thank DolceMinneapolis
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a peaceful place, I enjoyed seeing the old tombstones and the scenery was beautiful. I like to visit the cemeteries, maybe not everyone's cup of tea but there is a lot of history in them!

Thank KittyButt1010
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have been to Charleston many, many times. I never knew about Magnolia Cemetery until I was searching the Preservation Charleston website and saw a two hour tour. Unfortunately, the date/time did not work for me, but we still took a drive out to the cemetery to check it out. Basic internet research quickly reveals all the notable people, and the civil war dead (including the crews from the Hunley) that are buried here. The cemetery is located in an industrial part of town where the average tourist is never going to find it. You need a car to get there. But it is well worth the effort. The cemetery is small and you can easily walk it. Folks were there on bikes - a great way to get around. The list of things you cannot do (posted as you enter) includes "Do not feed the aligators." There is a body of water running through the cemetery which is quite lovely and full of birds. We did not see any aligators. The trees in the cemetery alone are worth the visit - quite old and full of that glorious Spanish moss. The headstones and mausoleums are all very interesting. Unique and distinctive. I am a fan of cemeteries, and this is one not to miss. Takes a couple of hours easily. The cemetery that you pass on your right on your way to Magnolia cemetery is also of interest with a very attractive, old church that now serves as the cemetery office is located here. If the office is open, they are helpful with locating any graves of particular interest to you.

Thank 29Lorenzo
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Magnolia Cemetery was an awesome experience. First off it's free so that's always a plus! You can drive around all of the grounds as well as stop and walk throughout and take pics. We arrived at around 3pm. The gates to lock at 5pm so make sure you arrive in time to get out. They will lock you in. haha. The cemetery is wonderfully maintained and you will see some amazing monuments. Some areas are spooky while other areas are peaceful and tranquil. Beautiful ponds and bridges. The Hunley spot is great as well as the Gettysberg Soldier area. All in all you cannot go wrong by visiting here. It may be a little on the "odd" side to visit a cemetery but the history behind it makes all the difference. Just drive there and you will be glad you did. Stones range in date from current present day to the 1800s and older.

Thank Anthony W
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