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In Magnolia Cemetery

Graves of H.L. Hunley and his crew.

Inscription on Monument

Horace L. Hunley was a Captain in the Confederate army who was largely responsible for building the submarine named for him. He actually put up most of the money to build the ship. He was born in 1825 in Sumner County, Tennessee. He moved to New Orleans as a child and later became a wealthy business man. His business career involved sugar cane planting, a law practice in New Orleans and being a deputy customs collector for the port of New Orleans. He died in the submarine that bore his name during an accident in a practice dive in Charleston harbor on October 15, 1863. The entire crew died with Hunley. They are buried on Kings Circle in Magnolia Cemetery.
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