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Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Unknown Confederate Dead

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Unknown Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription.  Forty ~ five unknown Confederate soldiers, “known but to God,” are buried in this cemetery. These men died of wounds or disease in the Confederate hospitals in Greensboro, 1863 ~ 1865. These hospitals were the Dawson, Bell, Polk, Court House, College and Factory. Federal troops who occupied this town for several hours on Sunday, November 20, 1864, did not molest the hospitals though they foraged the countryside and burned a number of homes, mills and business establishments.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 066-4.)
 
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° 34.908′ N, 83° 10.83′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is on Memorial Circle 0 miles west of North East Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Unknown Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Unknown Confederate Dead Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Old Greene County "Gaol" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (approx. 0.4 miles away); William C. Dawson (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Commissioner of Agriculture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greene County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bishop George Foster Pierce (approx. half a mile away); The Burning of Greensborough (approx. half a mile away); Historic Springfield Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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