One of the most ambitious tasks of the Gen. Joseph E. Johnston Camp 28 is the Confederate Memorial Hall. Mount Olivet Cemetery has many notable Confederate soldiers buried within its grounds.

Confederate Memorial Hall
Mount Olivet Cemetery - Nashville, Tennessee

The Memorial Hall contains panels which describe the events of the Civil War, as it related to Nashville, and a brief history of the soldiers buried within the grounds.

Specially made wall panels inside the Confederate Memorial Hall
 follow events as they related to the city and populace of Nashville

The wall panels contain information on the numerous soldiers buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Confederate Memorial Hall is a memorial to those soldiers. The most notable of these soldiers are:

William Brimage Bate, William Nelson Rector Beall, Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, William Grace, Adolphus Heiman,
William H. Jackson, George Earl Maney, Randall W. McGavock, John Morton, James Edward Rains and Thomas Benton Smith

Due to their position, officers are more easily remembered than the private soldiers. But, it was the Confederate privates that suffered most. They were the ones who slept through cold winter nights without tents, and who left bloody footprints on the snowy ground. A general killed by a stray bullet will be remembered by posterity, while a private killed while charging across an open plain filled with flying lead is likely forgotten. It is impossible to record the lives of all those buried at Confederate Circle in this medium. Their tragic stories could fill volumes. This is just a sample of the privates buried within the grounds of Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Private Wesley Patton

Private William J. Crapps

Private John Ruth

The Confederate Memorial Hall was opened for a brief look during the Confederate Illuminated Walking Tour in 1998. The  Confederate Memorial Hall is the last stop on Camp 28's Annual Confederate Illuminated Walking Tour. Honored guests are treated to a history of the Hall and given an opportunity to read the many wall panels.

Confederate Memorial Hall is a must see attraction in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The General Joseph E. Johnston Camp 28 presents a Confederate Illuminated Walking Tour in the month of October. The tour is held on a Saturday before Halloween. The Camp presents many of the above mentioned persons, as re-enactors in period dress, present their stories.

Mount Olivet Cemetery is located 2.84 miles from downtown Nashville
at 1101 Lebanon Road between Fessler's Lane and Spence Lane.

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