Confederate Cemetery historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Confederate Cemetery historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Spalding County
Confederate cemeteries--Georgia--Griffin
Location:
United States, Georgia, Spalding County, Griffin, 33.2467807, -84.2640904
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 41/Ga. 7 in Griffin at the Cemetery
Text of marker: "CONFEDERATE CEMETERY. Stonewall Cemetery is located on part of a plot given as a burial site by Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin when he founded Griffin in 1840. Several hundred Confederate and one Union soldier, casualties of the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro, from the hospital at the old Synodical College and the battlefields, are buried here. The principal monument, among the first to Confederate dead, was erected by the Ladies Memorial Assn. of Griffin in 1869. The first recorded Confederate Memorial Day in Griffin was Oct. 26, 1866, making it among the first in Georgia. Rev. D.L Gwinn, pastor of the First Baptist Church, delivered an "eloquent and appropriate address" on that occasion. 126-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_confederate-cemetery4
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_confederate-cemetery4
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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