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--Sumter County
Confederate cemeteries--Georgia--Americus
Location:
United States, Georgia, Sumter County, Americus, 32.07239, -84.23269
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: End of E. Church St. near flagpole in the Confederate section of Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus
Text of marker: "CONFEDERATE CEMETERY. Here rest 129 Confederate soldiers - 45 of them "Unknown" - all of whom died in Confederate hospitals in Americus. These men served in the Army of Tennessee. Some were with Gen. Jubal Early in the Washington, D.C. raid in July, 1864. Others were sent here from Andersonville, suffering and dying from the same diseases that beset Federal prisoners there. Mortality among the prison guards was as high as among the prisoners. Gallant women of the vicinity aided in the care of these men - all of whom gave their lives for the Confederacy. 129-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_confederate-cemetery5
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_confederate-cemetery5
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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