West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Tyler Cemetery
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. ¾ mile away); Fort Tyler (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. ¾ mile away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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