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Shelby Springs - Calera, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 07.806 W 086° 40.849
16S E 529772 N 3665755
Quick Description: Shelby Springs was a mineral spring spa in the mid-1800s. It became a Confederate training center and in 1863 a Confederate Hospital. The Shelby Springs Memorial is located in the hospital's cemetery.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2013 3:14:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMG1RG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Shelby Springs Memorial is an engraved stone located in the Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery on Shelby County Road 42 east of Calera, AL.

Memorial Text:
Shelby Springs
Confederate States of America
Camp Winn Training Center
Served as Confederate Hospital 1863 - 1865

Chief Surgeons
Dr. D. Warren Brickell
Dr. Benjamin A. Thomas

Assisted By
Dr. John P. Furness, Dr. Bradbury, Dr. Jones,
Edward Lea, I. R. Haldman, H. D. Schmidt,
N. Friend, and M. McK. Strickland

Hospital established by Father Leray and Sisters
of Mercy, refugees fromresieged Vicksburg, Miss.

Area restored by Shelby County Historical Society

Dedicated with respect to the more than 200 brave
Confederate dead buried here through the generosity
of R. Julian Lackey, Jr., Pres. Ridout's Brown Service, Inc.
April 16, 1987
Date Installed or Dedicated: 4/16/1987

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Shelby County Historical Society and Ridout's Brown Service, Inc.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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