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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead

 
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dianne Wood, April 4, 2006
1. Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription.  About 300 Confederate soldiers are buried here, most of whom died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in LaGrange. Most of these men served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee and participated in many bloody engagements. The hospitals here were the St. Marys, Oliver, Cannon, Law, and some temporary ones. The "Nancy Harts," a militia organization of gallant Confederate women, assisted in nursing the sick and wounded, as did other patriotic men and women of this vicinity.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 1.783′ N, 85° 1.942′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on West Mulberry Street east of Douglas Street, on the right when traveling east. In front of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: West Mulberry Street, Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace King   1807-1885 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mulberry Street Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. 0.6 miles away); First flag flown at this site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gilbert du Motier Marquis de LaFayette (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Nancy Harts (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Also see . . .  Female Company Defends Town from Raiders. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Confederate Dead marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. Confederate Dead marker
The marker is to the far right in this view near the entrance to Mulberry Street Cemeteries. The marker on the left is "Horace King 1807-1885."
Nearby Confederate Cemetery with about 300 graves. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. Nearby Confederate Cemetery with about 300 graves.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,579 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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