Historic Markers Across Georgia



Birthplace of a Confederate Hero



Marker ID: GHM 038-1
Location: Ga 34 at Thomas Overby Dr, east of Ga 154 junction
County: Coweta
Coordinates: N 33° 23.946    W 084° 39.314
  33.3991    -84.65523
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM50T1
Birthplace of a Confederate Hero Marker  



Text:

William Overby was born on this site in the 1840´s. He enlisted May 31, 1861, in Co. A, 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Later served with the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Mosby´s Rangers and participated in many raids that harassed the enemy.

On Friday, Sept. 23, 1864, Overby and five other Rangers were Captured at Front Royal, Va. Overby was offered his freedom if he would reveal the hiding place of Mosby´s Rangers. This he refused to do, so he was hanged without a trial. He "lay down his life for his friends".

GHM 038-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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