Marker at Old Civil War Cemetery
near downtown Jeffersonville
Close-up of Civil War Cemetery
The old Civil War Cemetery near present-day downtown Jeffersonville was located on what is now Mulberry Street (about 2 blocks south of the Hardee's on Court Street). The cemetery is located on what is now a children's playground behind Rosehill Elementary School.
According to the above monument, the Union and Confederate dead buried here were NOT exhumed; however, I have been advised by someone who has studied this situation that the bodies were, indeed, moved to Walnut Ridge Cemetery. This has not been confirmed, but bears investigation.
There stands today (1997) a large stone marker adjacent to the fence around the playground with the following inscription:
"Presented by Frank R. Kossa, Col. (Ret.) USAR, on behalf of Lawrence Capehart Post 35, The American Legion, Joseph M. Bittner Post 1832, Veterans of Foreign Wars."
. . . .I presently have no further information on this cemetery. This information was obtained from either the:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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