Historic Markers Across Georgia

Confederate Dead

Marker ID: GHM 111-2
Location: Confederate Cemetery, Ga 49 in southwest Fort Valley
County: Peach
Coordinates: N 32° 32.761    W 083° 54.095
  32.546017    -83.901583
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WC


Here rest - known but to God - more than 20 Confederate soldiers most of whom died in the Confederate hospitals located in Fort Valley in 1864-1865. Some of these men were killed in the wreck of a troop train, three miles north of the city, while enroute to rejoin the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Located here were the Buckner and Gamble Hospitals and several temporary ones. Patriotic men and women of this vicinity assisted in the care of the sick and wounded.

111-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1956