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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Cemetery

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Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Stonewall Cemetery is located on part of a plot given as a burial site by Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin when he founded Griffin in 1840. Several hundred Confederate and one Union soldier, casualties of the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro, from the hospital at the old Synodical College and the battlefields, are buried here. The principal monument, among the first to Confederate dead, was erected by the Ladies Memorial Assn. of Griffin in 1869. The first recorded Confederate Memorial Day in Griffin was Oct. 26, 1866, making it among the first in Georgia. Rev. D.L Gwinn, pastor of the First Baptist Church, delivered an “eloquent and appropriate address” on that occasion.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-4.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 33° 14.77′ N, 84° 15.22′ W. Marker is in Griffin
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, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive (U.S. 19) and South 1st Street, on the right when traveling west on Memorial Drive. The marker stands (with two others) between Memorial Park and the Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia Militia at Griffin (a few steps from this marker); The Orphan Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Stonewall Confederate Cemetery Trees (a few steps from this marker); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding County (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terror (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Lt. Col. Allan B. Imes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Looking north toward the Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Confederate Cemetery Marker
The marker, and two other Civil War markers erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, stand together on US 19 at the Cemetery.
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
4. Confederate Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
5. Confederate Cemetery
Note the boulder standing to the right
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
6. Confederate Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
7. Confederate Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
8. Confederate Cemetery
The plaque on the boulder in the Cemetery mentioned in photo 5 above, erected by the UDC. The text reads: To the women of Griffin and Spalding County who gave their services during the War Between the States from ’61 to ’65 James S. Boynton Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy have placed this boulder. ^ ^ ^ No act of injustice, no failure of duty, no shadow of wrong has left a blot upon these souls or a stain upon their memories. A.D. 1922
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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