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Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Highway 165, Fort Mitchell AL
County: Russell
Coordinates: N 32° 20.772    W 085° 1.134
  32.3462    -85.0189
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This military graveyard was established soon after Fort Mitchell was built by General John Floyd of the Georgia Militia. Located just south of the stockade, the cemetery was used between 1813 and 1840 during the fort's occupation be Georgia and United States soldiers. The first burial was that of John Ward, an interpreter on the staff of General Floyd. Ward died of pneumonia in November 1813. A line of approximately 25 soldiers’ graves is located adjacent to the site of the fort’s dispensary. A burial ground for area residents is situated on higher ground just to the south. The Yuchi leader, Timpoochee Barnard, is said to be interred nearby.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Fort Mitchell Historical Society 1986.





Notes:

Marker Dedication or Erection Date: 1986




End of Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery