Confederate Cemetery2100 Block of E. Commerce St.
The Confederate Cemetery was established in 1885, although burials of Confederate veterans had occurred here prior to this time. The cemetery was expanded several times through 1904 and contains approximately 900 marked burials. The majority of the graves feature marble military-style markers, but other styles include obelisk, vertical, scroll, and "tree trunk." A Texas Historical Marker (1989) commemorates the cemetery, and small bronze markers honor Confederate soldiers. Noted graves include those of Texas Ranger John Salmon "Rip" Ford, Confederate General Hamilton Bee, and W.G.M. Samuel, sheriff and early San Antonio artist. (National Register Nomination: Old San Antonio City Cemeteries Historic District, 2000. Texas Historical Commission; and Old San Antonio City Cemeteries Historic District (Eastside Cemetery Complex) Master Plan, 1990. COSA, Landmark Partnership, Everett Fly & Assoc., Inc, & K.M. Ng & Assoc., Inc.)