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An Army hospital was set up at Point Clear, Alabama after the terrible siege at Vicksburg ended. The Grand Hotel and the Gunnison House were both utilized to house the wounded. Many of these fine men died here, and were interred in the seven acre parcel across the road. This parcel was, and is, a private cemetery also and still in use today. The men were interred in mass graves in three trenches. These graves were unmarked. Eventually, after the war, the Confederate Association placed a concrete structure (low wall) around this hollowed ground. A plaque was erected and an archway stating - "Confederate Dead". In later years, a 7" naval canon was donated to the site along with a commemorative plaque. Two more small field pieces have been added by the Buchanan Company in recent years. Further restoration planning and work is on-going at present.

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