The Confederate marker says:
This crude, unhewn piece of everlasting granite,
is here to mark the resting place of manly men.
Men like it, firm, solid, true men who, in support
of principle, uncomplainingly endured hunger,
cold and privation which history cannot record.
The sturdy men grouped about this rugged stone
The Tennessee Home for Confederate Soldiers.
This stone will stand the test of time.
The souls of the tried men grouped about it
will endure throughout eternity.