Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis TN

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Whilst in Memphis we managed to visit Ft Pillow and Elmwood Cemetery, both of which were first visits for us.
We mainly wanted to visit the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest's family, and also Shelby Foote who requested to be buried next to the Forrest family.
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We called at the office , picked up a map and was surprised at just how large the cemetery was and who else was buried there.
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Headstone of Kit Dalton, one of Quantrell's guerrillas, who after the war rode with Frank and Jesse James.
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We finally got to the Forrest family.
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It was said that the only man that N.B. Forrest was scared of was his brother William Hezikiah Forrest
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Nearby we discovered "Miss Ginny"
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And lastly even though it's not Civil War, for everyone who has ever visited Graceland, this is the Grace (Toof) who it's named after.
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Outstanding. On my one roll-through at Memphis in 2017,we only had time for one stop and we went to Memphis National Cemetery. Over a thousand Sultana victims are buried there as Unknown US Soldiers. When their bodies were recovered from the Mississippi River,many of them were placed in wooden coffins with their names written in chalk thereon and stacked on the docks there in Memphis awaiting burial. It rained thereafter and the chalk was washed off the coffins. That story was related to us by the volunteer worker at the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion,Arkansas across the river.
 
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Shebly Foote was a gracious gentleman who was even more interesting in person. I had the opportunity to meet him one time and still remember how courteous he was.
Beautiful photos!
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David
Hard to believe that he died almost 15 years ago. Doesn't seem like it has been that long.
 
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Whilst in Memphis we managed to visit Ft Pillow and Elmwood Cemetery, both of which were first visits for us.
We mainly wanted to visit the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest's family, and also Shelby Foote who requested to be buried next to the Forrest family.
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We called at the office , picked up a map and was surprised at just how large the cemetery was and who else was buried there.
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Headstone of Kit Dalton, one of Quantrell's guerrillas, who after the war rode with Frank and Jesse James.
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We finally got to the Forrest family.
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It was said that the only man that N.B. Forrest was scared of was his brother William Hezikiah Forrest
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Nearby we discovered "Miss Ginny"
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And lastly even though it's not Civil War, for everyone who has ever visited Graceland, this is the Grace (Toof) who it's named after.
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Spectacular tour @rebel brit !
 
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Whilst in Memphis we managed to visit Ft Pillow and Elmwood Cemetery, both of which were first visits for us.
We mainly wanted to visit the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest's family, and also Shelby Foote who requested to be buried next to the Forrest family.
Excellent photos. It seems you had a wonderful tour. I live only a few miles down the road and I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't seen those graves.
Did you have a tour guide?
 
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