Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site of Wayside Home



Marker ID: GHM 066-2
Location: On US 278/Ga 12 in Union Point
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 33° 36.882    W 083° 4.608
  33.6147    -83.0768
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1P4Z
Site of Wayside Home Marker
Photo by GA H2OBUG



Text:

Here in 1862-1864 was located the Wayside home, operated by 14 gallant Confederate women of this city. More than one million meals were served to Confederate soldiers, sailors, and marines, passing thought this town. More than ten thousand Confederates registered in a roster kept here. Weary, sick, and wounded men of the South were made to feel at home here, to rest and receive aid. General James Long Street and part of the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, passed thought here in September of 1863, enroute to bloody Chickamauga.

GHM 066-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

 

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