Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A.



Marker ID: GHM 141-14
Location: US 29 at Pinewood Cemetery in West Point
County: Troup
Coordinates: N 32° 52.667    W 085° 10.422
  32.8777876    -85.17370646
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4P80
Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. Marker  



Text:

Colonel of the 15th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (June 1861). Brigadier General (February 1864), he fought with gallantry in the Battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Hoover´s Gap, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. In these engagements he was wounded three times and captured four guns at Chickamauga. General Tyler, on crutches from the loss of a leg at Missionary Ridge, commanded the Confederate forces in the Battle of West Point. Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865. He was killed by Federal gunfire in the battle and was buried here.

GHM 141-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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