Millen in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
by patriotic citizens of this
vicinity for the sick and
wounded soldiers and all
weary and hungry wearers
of the Confederate Grey
Erected 1951 by Wayside Home Chapter, U.D.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 32° 48.143′ N, 81° 56.336′ W. Marker is in Millen, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is on Cotton Street near Daniel Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millen GA 30442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millen Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Millen Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); Millen Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenkins Court House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also The Wayside Home (about 600 feet away); Millen (about 600 feet away); Jenkins County Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); Sherman at Millen (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millen.
Regarding Wayside Home. Savannah [GA] Republican, May 26, 1863, p. 2, c. 2
"Millen Wayside Home.--The ladies of Burke county have completed their beautiful and patriotic arrangements at Millen, and are now dispensing their hospitality daily to large numbers of traveling soldiers. We dropped in a few evenings since and found a well supplied table and every comfort prepared for our brave defenders, the gentle hands that provided these benefactions rendering them doubly acceptable. We wish them every success in their praiseworthy undertaking, and as they rely on contributions and their own means alone for the support of their "Home," we hope the public will deal liberally with them. Will not the friends of the soldier in Savannah lend them a helping hand? We feel assured they are so disposed, and we would add that, to save them trouble, all contributions left at this office will be promptly acknowledged and forwarded."
Also see . . . Soldiers Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, and Soldiers' Rests. University of Texas Tyler website entry:
Includes articles about organized sites for feeding and sometimes housing transient soldiers (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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