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West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Tyler Cemetery
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Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker
The name of Capt. C. Gonzalez is spelled incorrectly on the marker.
 
Inscription. One hundred feet east in brick walled enclosure are buried 76 brave men, Confederate and Federal, Killed or died of wounds in the siege of Fort Tyler.

This engagement occurred April 16,1865, a whole week after the surrender of General Lee [CS] at Appomattox. Only 19 of these graves are marked with names or initials.

In the northeast corner are buried General R. C. Tyler and Captain Gonzales who were killed while commanding the [CS] forces defending Fort Tyler against great odds.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.664′ N, 85° 10.423′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of West Point Road (U.S. 29) and East 11th Street, on the left when traveling south on West Point Road. Click for map. The marker stands at the southwest corner of the Pinewood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Tenth Street School (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. half a mile away); Battle of West Point (approx. half a mile away); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. mile away); Fort Tyler (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. mile away); Lanier High School (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker
 
 
Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Fort Tyler Cemetery Marker
The marker and a marker for Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. stand together at Pinewood Cemetery.
 
 
Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
5. Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery
 
 
Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
6. Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery
This monument reads: In this plot are buried 64 unknown Confederate soldiers killed in battle or died hospitals here 1863 1865
 
 
Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
7. Fort Tyler Confederate Cemetery
General Tyler and Captain Gonzalez are buried in the brick mausoleum at the rear by the wall.
 
 
The Grave of Gen. Robert C. Tyler and Capt. C. Gonzalez Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
8. The Grave of Gen. Robert C. Tyler and Capt. C. Gonzalez
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 483 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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