The following letter, relative to this county is self-explanatory:
"Natchez, Miss.
“We have no Confederate Cemetery in Natchez or Adams county.

“There is a burial lot which was set aside for Confederate soldiers in the Natchez Cemetery, and which contains the remains of about fifty soldiers. The lot is enclosed, and fairly well kept by the Memorial Association of Natchez. Those who were buried in this lot, were strangers. The dead of the commands which left Natchez and which were sent home, or died here, were buried in private lots.

“The Veterans’ Association has recently acquired a new lot in the City Cemetery, where soldiers who died in our vicinity, if they so requested, are buried.

“There was no battlefield, nor ever any established camp in Adams county, on the Confederate side—during the war. Consequently there were no great number of burials.

‘Captain Le Cand is the author of the poem, “The Charge at Chancellorsville, or the Rebel Yell.”

‘The inscriptions here given were kindly sent to the writer by R F. Reed, Esq., of Natchez, Miss.

“We have a Confederate monument, centrally located, in Memorial Park, in the city of Natchez. Its cost was $3,000.00.

"Everything pertaining to the Confederate cause, is well cared for in this community. 

“Comd’r Camp No. 20 U. C. V. and Secy. of Natchez Memorial Association.”

     The following words of dedication and quotations from poems are inscribed on the four sides of the Confederate, monument, referred to by Captain LeCand:

“C. S. A.
1861 —1865.

“In Memory of the Confederate Dead from Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi.

“Erected by the Confederate Memorial Association of Natchez and Adams County, Miss., 1890.

“And each life that men deem lost, When the holder counts the cost, And freely lays it down, Shall wear a deathless crown.”
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“The Warrior’s Banner takes its flight
To greet the Warrior’s Soul.”
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“From each ‘Lost Cause’ of earth, Something precious springs to birth, Though lost it be to men, It lives with God again.”
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“Dear in the lifeless clay, Whether unknown or known to fame, Their Cause and Country still the same, They died—and wore the gray.”’

- The inscriptions here given were kindly ent to the writer by R. F. Reed, Esq., of Natchez, Miss.

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