Cedar Grove Cemetery Historical

Cedar Grove Cemetery Historical (HM1W16)

Location: Lebanon, TN 37087 Wilson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 11.622', W 86° 17.96'

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A Final Resting Place

The city of Lebanon purchased the land for this beautiful cemetery in 1846. Beneath its trees lie more than 150 soldiers who served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, including many Wilson County men who enlisted in the 7th Tennessee Infantry. The focal point of Cedar Grove Cemetery is the Confederate Monument, which was erected on July 27, 1899. The eighteen-foot-tall memorial features a statue of an infantry man standing with his rifle at parade rest. A large crowd gathered to hear Tennessee governor Benton Macmillan and several other speakers pay tribute to the qualities, struggles, and triumphs of the Southern soldier.

Gen. Robert H. Hatton, a former U.S. congressman whose statue stands in the town square, is one of the notables buried here.

Col. John K. Howard, Col. Sam G. Shepard, and Cape. A.K. Miller, all of the 7th Tennessee Infantry, all are interred here. James L. Barry of (Smith's) 4th Tennessee Cavalry, Tennessee's last surviving Confederate veteran, is buried here, as is Robert L. Caruthers, Confederate governor of Tennessee and a founded of Cumberland University Martha "Mattie" Ready, the widow of Gen. John Hunt Morgan and their daughter, Johnnie, are buried in the cemetery.

Nine men of Morgan's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry who were killed on May 5, 1863, during the Battle of Lebanon
Inscribed on the front of the tombstone was Confederate General Robert Hatton born in Nov 2, 1826 died May 31, 1862 inscription While leading his Tennessee Brigade i the Battle of Seven Pines, Richmond, Va.
Inscribed on the side of the same tombstone was Sophie Reilly Hatton wife of General Robert Hatton served as State Librarian of Tennessee eight years, founder Associated Charities, Nashville Missionary in Japan fifteen years.
Relentless in her devotion to Christ and to the need of humanities.
She was as true as noble and as great as was her gallant husband.also are buried here. The names of the Confederate soldiers buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery are etched on the sides of this memorial; others will be added as they are discovered.

" A whole community will assemble around the stricken widow of our general [Hatton]; and the mothers of the noble boys who fell by his side will mingle their tears with hers." — Lt. Colonel John K. Howard, 7th Tennessee Infantry (CSA)
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HM NumberHM1W16
Series This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series
Placed ByTennessee Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 562995 N 4005660
Decimal Degrees36.19370000, -86.29933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 11.622', W 86° 17.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 11' 37.32" N, 86° 17' 57.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 755 S Maple St, Lebanon TN 37087, US
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