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Wesley Chapel Cemetery - Holmes County, Mississippi

(submitted by Dudley Rinicker)



Wesley Chapel Cemetery is located off Stroud Road south of Castalian Springs Road. 33.066667, -89.907222 [google map]


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HISTORY: The battle of Shiloh, Tennessee was fought on 6-7 April 1862. There were more than 10,700 casualties, on the confederate forces. In an attempt to provide necessary care for the casualties, the confederate army loaded some of them unto trains, that were sent south into Mississippi. The trains stopped at each town, to see how many of the wounded could be cared for in that town. An unspecified number were unloaded in Durant. They were carried by wagons, carts and carriages to the former hotel/health spa at Castalian Springs, which was located 3 miles west of Durant. This hotel was converted into a hospital. Records indicate that 90 soldiers died there, from April 1862 to November 12, 1863. They were buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in unmarked or temporary marked graves. They were never permanently marked and were finally lost. In the 1990’s, tombstones were secured for each of the 90 soldiers and were placed at the cemetery, in a symbolic military manner.

  • CONFEDERATE SECTION
  • ABSER, George W. PVT d. Jul 11, 1862 Co D 23 ALA CSA
  • ALSTON, George W. PVT d. May 11, 1862 Co D 26 ALA INF CSA
  • BALES, T. J. PVT d. Sep 15, 1863 Co B 54 ALA Inf CSA
  • BARNES, William d. Nov 1862 Co H 3 MO INF CSA
  • BARNES, William PVT d. Nov 1862 Co K 41 TENN INF CSA
  • BARRETT, Reuben PVT d. Dec 19, 1862 Co F 40 MISS INF CSA
  • BATES, George W. PVT d. Apr 25, 1862 Co A 4 KY INF CSA
  • BECKWITH, Robert PVT d. Jun 1, 1862 Co D 26 ALA INF CSA
  • BELLAH, J. M. d. Jan 19, 1863 Co H 37 ALA INF CSA
  • BORDENAVE, Victor d. Oct 3, 1862 Co G, 3 LA INF CSA
  • BRADLEY, Pyron d. 1863 Co E 1 TENN BATT CSA
  • BRADY, John M. PVT d. 1862 Co B 6 MISS INF CSA
  • BRIDGES, William d. Apr 22, 1862 Co G 4KY MTD INF CSA Note: There is a bronze flat marker on this grave that says, ";In Memory of William Bridges, Jr Co G 4KY Brig CSA b. Oct 3, 1834 d. Apr 22, 1862 Of Trigg County, KY";
  • BROWN, James A. PVT d. Dec 3l, 1862 Co C l5 MISS INF CSA
  • BROWN, Thomas d. May 14, 1862 Co C 4 Ky INF CSA
  • BUSH, Dayton F. d. Dec 2, 1862 Co E 12 LA INF CSA
  • CALLAHAN, R. S. CORP Co I 1 MISS ARTY CSA
  • CARTER, John d. Nov 30, 1862 Co K 43 MISS INF CSA
  • CASH, James C. d. Aug 8, 1863 Co G 62 TENN MTD INF CSA
  • CHADWICK, Moses d. Nov 2, 1862 Co E 35 MISS INF CSA
  • COCKRAM, James T. d. Mar 19, 1863 Co K 37 MISS INF CSA
  • DAVIS, Zias L. PVT d. Nov 1, 1862 Co A 36 MISSD INF CSA
  • DEAN, C. S. PVT d. Jun 25, 1862 Co A 17 TENN INF CSA
  • DINGLE, James H. d. 1863 Co B ALA INF CSA
  • DOBBS, R. H. PVT d. 1863 Co L 43 MISS INF CSA
  • DOLLAR, Cornelius PVT d. Apr 13, 1863 Co I 20 MISS INF CSA
  • DOLLAR, H. T. d. Oct 7, 1862 Co C 43 MISS INF CSA
  • DONAHO, James PVT d. Oct 29, 1862 Co E 33 MISS INF CSA
  • DOWDLE, Samuel P. d. June 12, 1862 Co D 24 MISS INF
  • DUNNAVANT, George A d. Mar 12, 1863 Co A 54 ALA INF CSA
  • DUNNAVANT, Thomas R. d. Mar 22, 1863 Co A 54 ALA INF CSA
  • ELLISON, John d. 1862 Co E 4 KY MTD INF CSA
  • EWING, Abel R. SERG d. Jul 7, 1863 Co E 3 MO INF CSA
  • FERGUSON, William T. d. Jul 12, 1862 Co D 1 MISS LT ARTY CSA
  • FIELDS, Isiah M. SERG d. 1863 Co H 30 GA INF CSA
  • FORGET, Adams F. d. 1863 Co L 1 LA HVY ARTY CSA
  • FRANKLIN, T. J. d. 1862 Co B 1 TEXAS INF CSA
  • GOODSON, Hampton d. Nov 12, 1862 Co K 43 MISS INF CSA
  • GRANTHAM, Francis M. d. 1862 Co F 42 ALA INF CSA
  • GRANTHAM, William P. d. Dec 1862 Co E 42 ALA INF CSA
  • GREER, John J. d. Jul 12, 1862 Co D 1 MISS LT ARTY CSA
  • GRIMES, Willis H. d. 1863 Co K 37 ALA INF CSA
  • HALEY, John d. Nov 1862 Co K 42 MISS INF CSA
  • HALL, John M. d. May 23, 1862 Co H 31 MISS INF CSA
  • HARRIS, Benjamin J. d. 1863 Co F 35 MISS INF CSA
  • HELMES, Dolomon E. d. Jul 6, 1862 Co D 19 ALA INF CSA
  • HENDERSON, W. T. d. 1862 Co H 9 TEXAS CAV CSA
  • HOLLAND, H. A. PVT d. Dec 20, 1862 Co A 14 MISS INF CSA
  • HOUSTON, John SERG d. Dec 3l, 1862 Co E 40 MISS INF CSA
  • HULL, M. E. d. Apr 20, 1862 Co A 6 KY INF CSA
  • IZARD, S. B. PVT d. 1863 Co D WAUL’S LEGION CSA
  • JAMISON, John d. Nov 10, 1862 Co D 38 MISS INF CSA
  • JENKINS, L. P. d. Apr 1862 Co B 6 KY INF CSA
  • JOHNSON, J. P. PVT b. 1846 d. 1862 Co G 1 MISS ARTY CSA
  • JONES, William H. d. June 15, 1862 Co A 9 TEXAS INF CSA
  • JORDAN, Jeremiah PVT d. Nov 12, 1863 Co L 25 GA INF CSA
  • KEETON, James PVT d./ Aug 4, 1862 Co C 50 ALA INF CSA
  • KING, William B. d. Apr 26, 1863 Co C 3l MISS INF CSA
  • LANE, John d. Jul 15, 1863 Co A 41 TENN INF CSA
  • LINSEY, J. d. 1863 Co I 42 ALA INF CSA
  • MANIER, John d. Apr 1862 Co H 4 KY MTD INF CSA
  • McCARTY, James d. 1863 Co E 42 ALA INF CSA
  • McKINNEY, Hiram D. PVT d. 1862 Co E 42 Ala INF CSA
  • MOODY, A. C. d. 1862 Co H 33 MISS INF CSA
  • MOORE, D. H. E. PVT d. Mar 26, 1863 Co E 7 KY INF CSA
  • MORRIS, Z. O. d. 1863 Co C 25 GA INF CSA
  • NELSON, Orthaniel d. Jan 3, 1863 Co F 3l MISS INF CSA
  • ODEN, H. C, d. Jan 1, 1863 Co F 43 MISS INF CSA
  • ORZON, Samuel d. May 16, 1862 1 ARK BN CSA Note: This grave is out separate from the other confederate soldiers. His mother requested that he be buried in this manner. In case she or any of the family could visit the cemetery, they would be able to locate his grave.
  • OWENS, George C. PVT d. Dec 5, 1862 Co C 12 LA INF CSA
  • PACE, Joseph C. d. Jun 20, 1862 Co A 4 KY INF CSA
  • PHINAZEE, John B. PVT d. Jun 6, 1863 Co F 30 GA INF CSA
  • QUINN, W. E. d. Nov 12, 1863 Co E 33 MISS INF CSA
  • REA, A. M. SERG d. 1863 Co G 27 ALA INF CSA
  • REID, R. J. d. 1862 Co I 42 ALA INF CSA
  • RICH, I. J. PVT d. May 19, 1863 Co G 23 MISS INF CSA
  • ROGERS, R. O. d. Nov 20, 1862 Co D 38 MISS INF CSA
  • RUSSELL, William B. d. 1863 Co I 15 ARK INF CSA
  • SANDIFER, Absalom d. Nov 10, 1862 Co B 36 MISS INF CSA
  • SIMMONS, James S. b. 1823 d. 1862 30 MISS INF CSA
  • SIMPSON, William M d. Jul 4, 1863 Co B 545 ALA INF CSA
  • SISTRUNK, S. A. PVT d. Dec 4, 1862 Co F 40 MISS INF C
  • SMITH, John d. Dec 1, 1862 Co I 40 MISS INF CSA
  • SUMMERAL, James PVT d. 1863 Co E 42 ALA INF CSA
  • SUMRALL, Levi d. Apr 15, 1863 Co I 20 MISS INF CSA
  • TRACY, Solomon d. May 1862 Co H 4 KY MTD INF CSA
  • TURNER, M. D. PVT d. 1863 Co K 20 ARK INF CSA
  • WILLIAMS, L. W. PVT d. 1863 Co K 40 TENN INF CSA
  • WILLIAMS, William S. PVT d. 1863 Co E 42 ALA INF CSA
  • WOOD, Robert PVT d. Jun 12, 1862 Co D 24 MISS INF CSA
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  • OLD PART OF THE CEMETERY - Many of the tombstones are toppled over and/or broken.
  • ARNOLD, Katie d. July 25, 1861 Age 4 yrs 4 mo.
  • BROWN, E. C. b. April 12, 1827 d. July 18, 19ll
  • BUSH, W. B. b. Aug 18, 1812 d. Jan 18, 1859
  • DALE, James W. b. In County Antrim, Ireland d. Abt 1858 Age 50 yrs. Mother – Martha Ellen Dale Father – Hiram Moore Dale
  • CHESNEY, Tabitha E. d. April 21, 1861 Age 2l yrs 10 mo & 26 da. Wife of S. O. Chesney and dau of S. J. & M. D. Guerry
  • DAVIS, Cornie T. b. Nov 13, 1840 d. July 18, 1872 Wife of H. P. Davis
  • DAVIS, Mary Bessie b. Feb 24, 1871 d. Sept 27 1873 Dau of H. P. & C., T. Davis
  • DAVIS, Susie Howard b. July 26, 1866 d. Sept 1868 Dau of H. P. & C. T. Davis
  • ELMORE, David C. b. April 1, 1851 d. Jan 3, 1877 Son of David & Jane Elmore
  • ELMORE, Jane E. b. Sept 15, 1815 d. July 12, 1885 Wife of David Elmore
  • ELMORE, John E. b. Mar 9, 1853 d. Jan 4, 1877 Son of David & Jane Elmore
  • GODFREY, Anna d. June 23, 1872
  • GUERRY, Mary b. June 1, 1797 d. May 18, 1855 Wife of Theodore Guerry
  • HUDSON, Bethel Wood b. May 21, 1877 d. July 11, 1877 Son of H. C. & M. S. Hudson
  • HUDSON, Rebecca B. b. Nov 19, 1879 d. Aug 31, 1884 Dau of H. C. & M. S. Hudson
  • HUDSON, Wm. Roberts b. Jan 3l, 1875 d. July 10, 1877 Son of H. C. & M. S. Hudson
  • JORDAN, Thomas P. d. Dec 6, 1866 Age 48 yrs 8 mo & 1 da.
  • McGEE, Hester Ann b. Jan 6, 1834 d. July 22, 1856 Wife of Levi McGee
  • McLELLAN, Birdie b. Sept 16, 1880 d. April 28, 1884 Dau of J. W. & J. E. McLellan
  • McLELLAN, Mary Ophelia b. Mar 12, 1878 d. Nov 26. 1879 Dau of J. W. & J. E. McLellan
  • McLELLAN, Nina b. June 1, 1874 d. Feb 6, 1875 Dau of J. W. & J. E. McLellan
  • MOORE, Dr. Benjamin W. b. Aug 11, 1820 or 29 d. April 21, 1875vb
  • MOORE, Martha P. b. Feb 20, 1804 d. Oct 31, 1868 In Loving Memory of our Mother
  • MONTGOMERY, Claramond b. Nov 30, 1830 d. June 15, 1859
  • MORRIS, J. b. Edgefield Dist. S.C. Mar 11, 1811 d. Feb 12, 1875
  • MURPHY, Bird d. Dec 25, 1860 Age 2 yrs 10 mo Only son of Dr. C. T. & A. E. Murphy
  • MURPHY, Mrs. Jane E. d. July 1848 Age 36 yrs. Wife of Dr. C. T. Murphy /dau of Dr. I. Finch
  • MURPHY, Johnnie b. Sept 14, 1844 d. April 11, 1869 Wife of Robert M. Murphy
  • MURPHY, Lottie d. Sept 21, 1857 Age 16 mo. Dau of Dr. C. T. & A. E. Murphy
  • MURPHY, Robert M. b. April 25, 1834 d. Oct 21, 1882
  • PANKEY, Dolilah d. Feb 25, 1854 Age 1 yr 8 mo 19 da. Dau of S. & R. Pankey
  • PANKEY, Rachel Williams b. Dec 10, 1816 d. Dec 14, 1861 Wife of Stephen Pankey
  • PANKEY, Stephen b. Dec 19, 1815 d. Feb 19, 1857
  • RAY, Wm. Henry b. Jan 30, 1938 d. Mar 8, 1872
  • RED, Anna Gray b. Mar 19, 1867 d. April 25, 1869 Dau of S. W. & E. J. Red
  • RED, Elizabeth b. June 5, 1826 d. Aug 21, 1870 Wife of S. W. Red
  • STEVENS, J. W. b. May 8, 1843 d. Feb 23, 1882
  • STEVENS, Mary Shanks b. 1840 d. 1911
  • STEVENS, LT. Thomas Co F MISS INF CSA
  • WEATHERBY, Rev. Benjamin d. Sept 12, 1856 Age 72 yrs 3 mo 19 da.
  • WEATHERBY, Edgar Lee b. July 29, 1872 d. Feb 15, 1879 Son of J. S. & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Ida B. b. July 22, 1867 d. Sept 17, 1868 Dau of J. S. & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, James P. b. Dec 16, 1865 d. Sept 20, 1866 Son of J. S. & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Jessie d. May 22, 1877 Age 2 mo & 3 da. Son of J. S. & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Laura I. B. Mar 3, 1863 d. May 16, 1866 Dau of J. S. & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Mildred b. Feb 3, 1789 d. Nov 15, 1857 Wife of Ben Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Oliva b./ July 7, 1869 d. Oct 9, 1871 Dau of J. S., & A. A. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, Robert Wesley b. May 5, 1863 d. July 31, 1873 Son of S. W. & N. D. Weatherby
  • WEATHERBY, S. W. b. Oct 1, 1824 d. Oct 31, 1873
  • WEEMS, E. H. b. Jan 8, 1837 d. Dec 28, 1862 Wife of John M. Weems
  • WEEMS, James Albert b. April 16, 1869 d. Dec 7, 1870 Son of James M. & Jane C. Weems
  • WEEMS, James M b. Oct 8, 1809 d. Dec 3, 1873
  • WEEMS, Jane C. b. Mar 16, 1813 d. May 27, 1874
  • WEEMS, Samuel b. Sept 26, 1856 d. Oct 14, 1857 Son of S. W. & B. P. Weems
  • WESTON, C. H. b. Dec 2, 1832 d. April 7, 1873
  • WESTON, Mary Eliz. B. Mar 1, 1862 d. Aug 5, 1863 Dau of C. H. & B. P. Weems
  • WILLIAMS, Eugenia Pankey b. April 4, 1855 d. Oct 10, 1919 Wife of Giles Williams
  • WILLIAMS, Giles Bright b. April 15, 1844 d. Aug 21, 1925 Co E 51st N. C. Reg
  • WILSON, John W. b. Nov 22, 1848 d. Jan 31, 1876 Son of Robert & Nancy Wilson

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