Movements like Black Lives Matter have changed the way many in Alabama look at Southern history. While some Confederate monuments have been taken down, others have been moved to new locations where they are again on display.
The Confederate Rest Cemetery in Point Clear is a quiet place. Headstones, new and old, mark 19th century graves. Richard Sheely points out, however, that this was not always such as peaceful location. More than 350 soldiers were hastily buried here when the nearby Grand Hotel was used as a Civil War military hospital.