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 Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, United States


Latitude: 34.80259, Longitude: -86.96115

Notes:
ATHENS SACKED AND PLUNDERED
On May 2, 1862, Union troops of the 19th and 24th Illinois and 37th Indiana Regiments commanded by Col. John Basil Turchin went on a rampage through the town. They looted and plundered stores and homes, stealing clothing, jewelry and anything of value, destroying what they didn't want. For months afterward, the soldiers stabled their horses in some of the town's churches, burned the pews for firewood and destroyed the interiors. Col. Turchin, born Ivan Vasillovitch Turchinoff in Russia, was court martialed in Huntsville for encouraging these actions, but his wife appealed to Abraham Lincoln for clemency on his behalf. Turchn was promoted to Brig. Gen. one day before the court martial. (copied from the historical marker at the cemetery)

Photo of cemetery gate is pending permission from SFC Frank Irons, Sr. on www.findagrave.com.



All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. AINSWORTH, Spencer Montague   bur. Aft 16 Jan 1882 Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I807
2. GARRISON, Walter Blanchard   bur. Aft 26 Jan 1876 Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I806