This is the serene Civil War burial ground overlooking the historic city of Fayetteville. Situated along the gentle slope of an Ozarks ridge, Confederate Cemetery occupies a beautiful setting. The cemetery contains the remains of men who fell in the service of the Confederacy in Northwest Arkansas. Some of the soldiers buried here died from illness in disease-ridden camps, while others fell in battle on one of the most violent and desperately contested fronts of the Civil War. Their graves originally dotted the landscape of Northwest Arkansas, but in 1878 the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County established the beautiful cemetery and exhumed fallen soldiers from throughout the region and brought them here for final burial.