Historic Markers Across Georgia

Surrender of Confederate Troops May 12, 1865

Marker ID: GHM 008-36
Location: Church Street, Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.117    W 084° 56.610
  34.235283    -84.9435
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D72
Surrender of Confederate Troops May 12, 1865  Marker  


Brig. Gen. Wm. T. Wofford [CSA] arranged with Brig. Gen. Henry M.
Judah, U.S.A. for the surrender of some 3000 to 4000 Confederate
soldiers, mostly Georgians, not paroled in Virginia, N. Carolina, and elsewhere.

During final negotiations, Gen. Wofford´s h´dq´rs were at the
McCravey - Johnson res. on Church St. Gen. Judah´s h´dq´rs were at
Spring Bank, the home of the Rev. Charles Wallace Howard, 2 mi. N. of Kingston.

Rations were supplied to the Confederate soldiery by the Federal Commissary.



A 45-minute delay here doomed the Union espionage attempt remembered as "The Great Locomotive Chase." The first Confederate "Wayside Home," or hospital, was here. Many followed eventually serving more than 100,000 soldiers. The Confederate Cemetery, containing gravesites of 250 unknown Confederate and two Union soldiers, is the site of the oldest continuous Confederate Memorial Day. From Kingston, requested and received permission from Gen. Grant to execute "The March to the Sea." Kingston (city history) witnessed the last surrender of Confederate troops east of the Mississippi by Gen. William T. Wofford on May 12, 1865. - Battles in Bartow County

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