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Camp Nelson (aka Confederate) Cemetery
Lonoke County,

Today, the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, the only all-Confederate cemetery in Arkansas, sits in a clearing in the woods off Cherry Road. During holiday periods, three flagstaffs carry the flags of Arkansas, Texas and the Confederacy. Beneath the flags, a 12-foot obelisk stands guard over rows of marble gravestones, each inscribed with the Confederate Cross of Honor and the words "Unknown Soldier CSA." The stark white stones, their tops gabled so that "no damn Yankee can sit on 'em," mark the graves of 428 unsung, but no longer forgotten, heroes of the Confederacy.

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Contributed on 7/13/15 by hawkinsdonna
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Submitted: 7/13/15 • Approved: 7/13/15 • Last Updated: 7/16/15 • R1087910-G0-S3

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