The General Beauregard's Tomb

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by JOe Sills

Just offshore and downstream from the Third Chickasaw Bluffs in Memphis, TN, lies the tomb of the Confederate cotton-clad, CSS General Beauregard. Her timbers still visible in extremely low water, the Beauregard lies entombed in the muddy waters of Old Man River. Standing vigil over her grave are the southern bridges of Memphis. The eldest of which is rumored to be founded upon stones from Fort Pickering, which stood on top of the bridges present location. This photo captures the warm sunset streaking over the Beuregard's grave on a chilly winter afternoon.

Location: Memphis, TN


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