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Thomaston in Upson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Cannon Ball

 
 
First Cannon Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 3, 2018
1. First Cannon Ball Marker
Inscription.  First cannon ball fired at outbreak of the War Between the States, at Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861.

Presented to U.D.C. by Mrs. Sallie White to whom it was given in 1861 by P.W. Alexander, leading Confederate War Correspondent, who was present when the ball was fired, and knew it to be the first.

The first marker supporting this ball, stating these facts was erected on this square in 1919.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1861.
 
Location. 32° 53.242′ N, 84° 19.582′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Georgia, in Upson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Center Street (Georgia Route 3) and West Gordon Street, on the left when traveling north on South Center Street. Monument is located on Courthouse Lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston GA 30286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Upson Confederate Memorial (within shouting
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distance of this marker); General John B. Gordon (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead (approx. ¼ mile away); Pettigrew-White-Stamps House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trice Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 6.8 miles away); First Post Office (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Also see . . .  The First Shot of the Civil War - The Surrender of Fort Sumter, 1861. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
First Cannon Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 3, 2018
2. First Cannon Ball Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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