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

Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A.

 
 
Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  Colonel of the 15th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (June 1861). Brigadier General (February 1864), he fought with gallantry in the Battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Hoover’s Gap, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. In these engagements he was wounded three times and captured four guns at Chickamauga. General Tyler, on crutches from the loss of a leg at Missionary Ridge, commanded the Confederate forces in the Battle of West Point. Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865. He was killed by Federal gunfire in the battle and was buried here.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-14.)
 
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. 32° 52.667′ N, 85° 10.422′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of West Point Road (U.S. 29) and East 11th Street, on the
Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. Marker
left when traveling south on West Point Road. The marker stands at the southwest corner of the Pinewood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, 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. Fort Tyler Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Tenth Street School (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. half a mile away); Battle of West Point (approx. half a mile away); More Enduring Than Marble (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Tyler (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. ¾ mile away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  General Tyler. A lengthy article on General Tyler was published in the Spring 2006 issue of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Grave of Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Grave of Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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