Historic Markers Across Georgia



Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford



Marker ID: GHM 008-40B
Location: Cemetery just east of Cassville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 15.037    W 084° 50.736
  34.250616    -84.8456
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A0Y
Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford  Marker  



Text:

Gen. William Tatum Wofford (June 28, 1824 - May 22, 1884), Cav. Capt. in the Mexican War, Col. and Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, is buried here. After Fredericksburg he succeeded to the command of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, who was mortally wounded there. He served with distinction at Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and the Wilderness. Jan. 23, 1865, the Confederate War Department placed him in charge of forces in North Georgia to protect citizens against "bushwhackers" and "guerrillas" and finally to arrange the surrender of Confederates in Georgia.

GHM 008-40 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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