West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, the garrison of 265 Confederates - remnants of Point Coupe Louisiana and Waittes’ South Carolina Batteries - aided by boys and convalescent Confederate soldiers - withstood the attack of 3,500 Federals before capitulating late in afternoon. The [CS] forces were commanded by Gen. R.C. Tyler, Col. J.H. Fannin, Capts. Gonzales, Trepanier and Webb; Lieuts. Montgomery and McFarland. Units of 2nd and 4th Indiana, 7th Kentucky, and 1st Wisconsin, commanded by Col. O.H. LaGrange, formed part of [US] forces.
Stone home of Dr. A.W. Griggs, Confederate surgeon, built in 1858 (remodeled 1951) stands 40 ft. nw. Although hit repeatedly by cannon fire of both forces, original walls are intact. Here Mrs. Griggs and other West Point women gave aid and shelter to wounded of both armies after battle.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-2.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 52.806′ N, 85° 11.166′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of West 10th Street and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 10th Street. Click for map. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Tyler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); More Enduring Than Marble (about 500 feet away); Battle of West Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away in Alabama); Tenth Street School (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
Also see . . . Fort Tyler and West Point. A website with complete information on Fort Tyler and the Battle of West Point. (Submitted on October 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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