“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fitzgerald in Ben Hill County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Gen. Bush's Home


Gen. Bush's Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Inscription. This was the home of General William Jordan Bush, last survivor of the 125,000 heroes from Georgia who fought for the South. Gen. Bush was born near Gordon, Ga. July 10, 1845, and died here Nov. 11, 1952. In the War Between the States he was a private in Co. B., 14th Ga. Infantry, under Capt. Tom Wilcox and Gen. John B. Gordon. His title of General was won through offices held in the United Confederate Veterans.

Active until a few weeks before his death at 107, Gen. Bush attended all UCV reunions and danced at public functions.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 009-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 31° 43.162′ N, 83° 15.703′ W. Marker is in Fitzgerald, Georgia, in Ben Hill County. Marker is on West Suwanee Street 0 miles west of North Gordon Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 West Suwanee Street, Fitzgerald GA 31750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (approx. half a mile away);
Gen. Bush's Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Fitzgerald (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ben Hill County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Irwinville (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fitzgerald.
More about this marker. The marker stands in the yard of a private residence.
Categories. War, US Civil
Gen. Bush's Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Looking west on West Suwanee Street
Gen. Bush's Home Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
4. Gen. Bush's Home
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 715 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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