- Jul 30, 2018
When I was in Natchez last week, I visited the city cemetery. My first visit was very short and pointless as I had no clue who was buried there. I hadn't bothered looking it up before going. I luckily found a little leaflet at my B&B with this helpful map:
So before leaving Natchez again, knowing I'd regret it if I didn't, I went back before sunrise, driving into the cemetery the moment it opened at 7 a.m. Here's the graves I found:
#46 - James Hopkins
not numbered on the map, close to #42
#42 - Major-General William T. Martin
#43 - Brigadier-General Zebulon York. I took a pic from further away but then you couldn't read the inscription anymore, which is why you get the close-up.
The following are not numbered on the map. I found them in plots 2 and 3 around #37, #38 and #39. Unless it was obvious from the typical pointy CSA headstone, they had CSA markers in front of them.
#19 - James Lambert
#21 - MoH recipient August Doerle
#31 - Lyman Aldrich in the Aldrich family tomb
#5 - Brigadier-General Thomas Dockery
I was unable to find the graves of Brigadier-General Charles Dahlgren (#15) and US/CS Navy officer William S. Lovell (#39). I'm rather disappointed at not having located the latter for I stood in the Lovell plot but none of the stones carried his name or had a marker in front of it. (Or the early morning fog made me blind...)