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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead

 
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription. More than 200 soldiers from every Confederate state are buried in two separate plots in Linwood Cemetery. Many of these men died in the several Confederate hospitals located in Columbus, 1862-1865. Numbers fell in the battle here, Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, between less than 2,000 soldiers and citizens, hastily organized for the defense of Columbus, and 4,000 of Wilsonís Federal Raiders, dismounted for the attack. This was the last battle of the War Between the States east of the Mississippi River.

BRIGADIER GENERAL HENRY L. BENNING (1814-1875), called “The Old Rock” for his coolness and daring under fire, is buried here. He fought with great distinction through the Virginia Campaigns and finally commanded his own, Benningís Brigade, known as “The Rock Brigade.” Fort Benning was named for him.

JOHN DUNLOP, native of England, member of the crew of the Confederate Ironclad “Virginia” (Merrimac) in the historic fight of the ironclads, May 8-9, 1862, is buried here.

Many other Confederate soldiers lie in private plots in Linwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Confederate Dead Marker
Looking east on Linwood Boulevard
marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.555′ N, 84° 59.017′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is at the main entrance to Linwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Linwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning (about 500 feet away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Confederate Dead Marker
Linwood Cemetery is in the background
Confederate Graves in Linwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Confederate Graves in Linwood Cemetery
A 6.4 inch Brooke Rifled Cannon from the Confederate ram C.S.S. Jackson overlooks the graves. The Jackson was built in Columbus and sunk in the Chattahoochee River in 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   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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