General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial

General Forrest's Farewell Order Memorial (HMKJ1)

Location: Beechgrove, TN 37018 Coffee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 37.596', W 86° 14.499'

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Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial

Forrest's Farewell Order
to his Cavalry Corps
Extract
Gainesville, Ala., May 9, 1865
Civil war, such as you have passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred, and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings, and, so far as it is in our power to do so, to cultivate friendly feelings toward those with whom we have so long contested and heretofore so widely but honestly differed. Neighborhood feuds, personal animosities and private differences should be blotted out, and when you return home a manly, straightforward course of conduct will secure you the respect even of your enemies. I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I myself felt unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. - N.B. Forrest, Lieutenant General.

(On Reverse of Monument):
Erected to the memory of the Unknown Confederate soldiers buried here, who fell in the Beech Grove and Hoover's Gap engagements of June 24 - 26, 1863 and to the other Confederates who fell in this battle and now rest in honored graves elsewhere. - 1954
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HM NumberHMKJ1
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Year Placed1954
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 568669 N 3942798
Decimal Degrees35.62660000, -86.24165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 37.596', W 86° 14.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 37' 35.76" N, 86° 14' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1903 Old U.S. 41, Beechgrove TN 37018, US
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