The Murder Hole
Mercer, TN

Photos/text courtesy of Tim Batross, Jackson, TN
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1. Hayes Capel Cemetery, Mercer, Tennessee

(2008) Enlarge Sentry standing guard in honor of 28 Confederate soldiers killed in 1863

(2008) Marker Reads:

This sentry stands guard in honor to twenty eight brave Confederate soldiers brutality killed in 1863 at a place that is now called the Murder Hole near here. According to research, locals buried them in a mass grave here, after being killed by the so called 6th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Col. Fielding Hurst.

This honor sentry donated and placed by Col. Malcolm D. Wilcox family in memory of all soldiers of the south and General Cadmus M. Wilcox C.S.A. November 2006.



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