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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Liberty Church Grounds

 
 
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
1. In May 1864 Marker
Inscription. In May 1864, while on its way to Kennesaw and Atlanta Campaigns, the Army of the North seiged Liberty Church and grounds for use as a field hospital.

During the occupation numerous soldiers suffered the trauma of amputation. These body parts were buried in a common pit.

This plot shall forever remain sacred and holy.
 
Location. 34° 27.75′ N, 84° 58.75′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Liberty Road 0.1 miles east of Georgia Route 53, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands alongside the Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 Liberty Road, Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 3 miles away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gordon County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Lay's Ferry (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calhoun.
 
More about this marker.
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
2. In May 1864 Marker
The marker uses the word "seiged" were the word "seized" would probably be more appropriate.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
3. In May 1864 Marker
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
4. In May 1864 Marker
The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church is just to the right of this picture.
The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
5. The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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