Historic Markers Across Georgia

Charles James Munnerlyn 1822-1898 (Side 1)

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: South of Bainbridge on Ga 97 at Green Shade Road
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 47.391    W 084° 36.764
  30.78985    -84.61273
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7G0G
Charles James Munnerlyn 1822-1898 (Side 1) Marker
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As a delegate to the Georgia Convention at Milledgeville, he voted for secession. After the start of the Civil War, he volunteered as a private. When his health failed he returned home and was elected to the Confederate Congress where he served from1862 to 1864. His re-election bid was defeated because he voted for the Conscript Law. He then re-entered the Confederate army as a private but was soon promoted to major through the influence of Jefferson Davis. When surrender came he was a lieutenant colonel.

Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Decatur County Board of Commissioners 1985


Side 2: Refuge