The Admiral Franklin Buchanan Camp helps preserve and maintain the Confederate Rest Cemetery located in Point Clear, Alabama. This cemetery was used after the battle of Vicksburg through the end of hostilities of The War Between The States by the field hospital that was set up at Point Clear on Mobile Bay.

There are approx. 473 Confederate Soldiers buried in mass graves at this site. The records were lost in a hotel fire in 1869. Some of the names have been retrieved from other sources. The camp is interested in any further information anyone might have about those interred here.

Out of the nearly 300 graves, only about 39 men have been identified. Thirty three graves have been marked. A few Unknown Confederate Soldiers graves also have set markers. Those few identified are listed, 
Graves List Here

Virtual Tour of The Confederate Rest 

Annual Memorial at The Confederate Rest Cemetery

Cemetery Ground Scan Research Information


(now playing taken from the Arlington Nat'l Cemetery)

As soon as Taps was sounded that night in July 1862, words were put with the music. The first were, "Go To Sleep, Go to Sleep." As the years went on many more versions were created. There are no official words to the music but here are some of the more popular verses:

1) Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
 2) Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, May  the soldier or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep.
 3) Love, good night, Must thou go, When the day, And the night
Need thee so? All is well. Speedeth all To their rest.
4) Fades the light; And afar Goeth day, And the stars Shineth bright, Fare thee well; Day has gone, Night is on.
5) Thanks and praise, For our days, 'Neath the sun, Neath the stars, 'Neath the sky, As we go, This we know, God is nigh.

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