Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Cemetery



Marker ID: GHM 085-5
Location: Lawrence Rd 100 yards S of Liberty Hill Rd 1 mi E of Milner
County: Lamar
Coordinates: N 33° 7.082    W 084° 10.635
  33.11803412    -84.17724179
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4J9W
Confederate Cemetery Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

In this lonely spot lie the mortal remains of more than 100 unknown soldiers of the Confederacy. Most of them were wounded while heroically defending the City of Atlanta against overwhelming forces of General Sherman, and died in an improvised hospital at nearby Milner.

At the time this marker was erected the graves were marked with plain rocks for head and foot stones, but the Willie Hunt Smith Chapter No. 49 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy had undertaken to identify and mark each grave.


GHM 085-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



Confederate Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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