Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Memorial Day



Marker ID: GHM 008-39A
Location: Railroad Street, Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.198    W 084° 56.735
  34.236633    -84.94558
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D7R
Confederate Memorial Day  Marker  



Text:

First Decoration, or Memorial Day, was observed in Kingston in late April of 1865, and has been a continuous observance here since that day, the only such record held by any community in this Nation. The first Memorial, or Decoration Day, was observed while Federals still occupied this town, flowers being placed on both Confederate and Federal graves that day. Much credit is due the Dardens and other patriotic citizens of this town for their untiring efforts to keep alive memories of the gallant Confederates -- greatest fighting men of all time.

GHM 008-39 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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