A researcher combing files in the National Archives discovered these long-lost Tennessee records, and the TSLA contracted with the National Archives to create a copy on microfilm. The next step was a transcription and database project for the “burial sheets.” TSLA Friends offered to seek funds. The first donation came from Nashville City Cemetery Association and later other individual donors to underwrite the project.
Text of presentation given by Fletch Coke at
Fort Negley – December 12, 2015
–Federal and Confederate Soldiers Buried in City Cemetery
CLICK HERE for GPS map of all military veterans interred at City Cemetery
Developed by Ron Clendening
Curry and Marshall Burials Index
To see a list of 269 Confederates who died in Nashville at Anderson Hospital and at other local hospitals and private homes between November 6, 1861-January 21, 1862, visit the Military History page on the Metro Nashville Archives Website. On the page, scroll to “Curry and Marshall Burials Index.” These veterans were buried by Curry and Marshall, Nashville Undertakers.
Just Passing Through
Some have been buried in the Nashville City Cemetery for a short time, most notably President James K. Polk.
For Removal Information
Read about removals from City Cemetery and relocations to City Cemetery.