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Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Unknown Confederate Dead

 
 
Unknown Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
1. Unknown Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription. Here sleep, known but to God, approximately one hundred and fifty Confederate soldiers, most of whom died from disease, or wounds in the Confederate hospitals that were located near this spot. Some were killed in a skirmish with Federal raiders near here on July 19, 1864.

Although Federal troops raided and burned part of this city, Confederate hospitals were not molested. Brave and gallant Confederate women rendered valuable aid in caring for soldiers in Confederate hospitals here and elsewhere.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-42A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.729′ N, 84° 10.263′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Silver Hill Road on East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located at the main entrance to the Stone Mountain Cemetery and is between the two stone pillars. Marker is in this post office area: Stone Mountain GA 30087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (within shouting
Unknown Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
2. Unknown Confederate Dead Marker
distance of this marker); Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Country Comes Before Me (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.8 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 3.7 miles away); Browning's Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stone Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
3. Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Markers
The front corner of the cemetery is lined with several larger markers with an approximate number of dead listed on them as well as several smaller individual markers with "CS" on them.
Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
4. Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Marker
Detail of the marker with approximate number of dead.
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By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
5. Unknown Confederate Grave Dead Marker
Detail of the individual grave marker engraved with "CS"
Wide view of Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
6. Wide view of Unknown Confederate Dead Grave Markers
Wide view showing several of the individual grave markers
Detail of Marble Plaque on Stone Pillars at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
7. Detail of Marble Plaque on Stone Pillars at the Entrance
The Marble Plaque states "Erected to the memory of the Soldiers of the Confederacy by Stone Mountain Chapter UDC 1930"
Marble Obelisk to Unknown Confederate Dead image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
8. Marble Obelisk to Unknown Confederate Dead
A seperate monument to the Confederate Dead
Detail of Obelisk for Unknown Confederate Dead image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
9. Detail of Obelisk for Unknown Confederate Dead
CSA Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
10. CSA Soldier Marker
Through out the cemetery, several graves have a seperate CSA marker, indicating service in the CSA during the Civil War.
CSA Soldier Marker Rear view image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
11. CSA Soldier Marker Rear view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,437 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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