Historic Markers Across Georgia



Alexander Hamilton Stephens



Marker ID:  
Location: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.924    W 084° 22.402
  33.74873333    -84.37336666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMWQEH
 



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Alexander Hamilton Stephens
1812-1883


Vice President of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, died while Governor of Georgia on March 4, 1883 and was first buried in this fault. In 1884, he was reinterred at his home, "Liberty Hall," at Crawfordville Georgia.

Though small in stature, "Little Aleck" was a giant among men and an impassioned order of great renown. Following the failure of his peace commission meeting with Lincoln and Seward, he returned to "Liberty Hall" and was arrested there on May 11, 1865. His frail body sickened during his imprisonment, but sheer determination led him to serve as a US Congressman and finally as Governor of Georgia.

Placed by
Alfred Holt Colquitt chapter, U.D.C.



 

 

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