Old Gray

Knoxville, Knox Co, TN

Old Gray Cemetery was named in honor of British poet James Gray, author of the beautifully penned "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard":

The Curfeu tolls the Knell of parting Day,
The lowing Herd winds slowly o'er the Lea,
The Plowman homeward plods his weary Way,
And leaves the World to Darkness, and to me.

Cemetery Photographed February 12, 2003 by Chuck Rippel

"The Immortal Six Hundred"

In the Summer of 1864 a group of six hundred Confederate Officers experienced the horror of inhumane POW treatment.  Mostly junior officers, but including 30 majors and colonels, the brave southerners were sent south from Fort Delaware to serve as human shields at an island near Fort Sumter, SC.  Most survived to tell their tale to future generations.  Capt. James Rogers McCallum, CO D, 63rd TN Infantry C.S.A. lies forever honored as a member of "The Immortal Six Hundred" in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

Lot 571 - Old Gray Cemetery




Clara Reisinger Miller July 22, 1871 April 11, 1954
Albert L. Miller  August 22, 1866 November 16, 1947
Helma Miller Pope July 1, 1894  November 16, 1979
Maxwell Warren Pope May 15, 1897 February 14, 1985

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