I am the GG Grandson of Samuel Orr who died in Civil War 20 August 1862 and apparently buried in a mass grave in Chattanooga,TN where he died. He was a private in Co D, 41st ALA Infantry. His wife Jane Stokes Orr and several children are buried in Old Salem Cemetery at Palmetto community according to the Pickens co,AL cemetery book, 1983, pg 13.
I want to erect a memorial tombstone for Samuel Orr in Old Salem cemetery by his wife Jane and would like to contact someone there who may know if its private land and can you drive to it and put up a marker. Also, is it still an active cemetery where people buried? Although I have been to several cemeteries in Pickens co,AL such as Mt Pleasant Baptist in Gordo, New Hope Methodist and Graham in Reform, I have never been to Old Salem. I appreciate any info you may have.