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Friendship Cemetery

South 4th Street, Columbus, MS 39701, USA

This location is the burial site of four Confederate generals, more than two thousand Confederate soldiers, veterans from every war the United States has fought, as well as distinguished authors, legislators, and people from all walks of life. It is the site of America's first Decoration Day (1866), inspiring the writing of the poem "The Blue and the Gray." This site also represents the reconciliation after the Civil War, as the Ladies of Columbus put flowers on the graves of  both Confederate and Union soldiers who had been buried there.


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Go 69 miles from I-55 on 82 east; 68 miles from I-20 on 45 north. Located on Fourth Street just south of the City of Columbus.

Visitor Services

Locator service is available.

Regular Events

March or Easter: Spring Pilgrimage, includes "Tales from the Crypt."

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Daily: 7:00 A.M.-sunset.



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