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Confederate Dead and Hospitals

Marker ID: GHM 107-6
Location: Confederate Cemetery, Conyers and Davis Sts, Covington
County: Newton
Coordinates: N 33° 35.568    W 083° 51.36
  33.59280014    -83.85600281
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6W66
Confederate Dead and Hospitals Marker  


Here sleep 67 known and 8 unknown Confederate heroes, men who died of disease and wounds in the several Confederate hospitals located here. Many of those who died were reburied elsewhere.

In 1862, 1863, 1864, the Hill, Hood, Lumpkin, and Receiving Hospitals were located in Covington. Thirty new hospital buildings not yet occupied, were destroyed in Garrard´s raid, July 22- 24, 1864, as was other valuable hospital equipment. Hospitals were under the immediate supervision of Samuel H. Stout, Medical Director Army of Tennessee. More than 20,000 Confederates were treated in them.

GHM 107-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1956


Confederate Dead and Hospitals