This soldiers plot originated during the Civil War as a burial ground for Confederate soldiers who died in the vicinity, probably mostly of disease. Quincy was the end of the rail line from Jacksonville and was a major supply depot for the CSA during the war.
Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies were held at this cemetery for years following the Civil War by the Ladies Memorial Associaiton. This association raised money around the turn of the 20th century to erect an iron fence around Soldier's Cemetery. Today, information on the exact location of graves and of those interred here has been lost but archaeological work is planned to help identify the location of individual graves.
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