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Fitzgerald in Ben Hill County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gen. Bush's Home

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Gen. Bush's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Inscription.  This was the home of General William Jordan Bush, last survivor of the 125,000 heroes from Georgia who fought for the South. Gen. Bush was born near Gordon, Ga. July 10, 1845, and died here Nov. 11, 1952. In the War Between the States he was a private in Co. B., 14th Ga. Infantry, under Capt. Tom Wilcox and Gen. John B. Gordon. His title of General was won through offices held in the United Confederate Veterans.

Active until a few weeks before his death at 107, Gen. Bush attended all UCV reunions and danced at public functions.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 009-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2005.
 
Location. 31° 43.162′ N, 83° 15.703′ W. Marker is in Fitzgerald, Georgia, in Ben Hill County. Marker is on West Suwanee Street, 0 miles west of North Gordon Street
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, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 West Suwanee Street, Fitzgerald GA 31750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (approx. half a mile away); Fitzgerald Rotary Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fitzgerald (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Grateful Appreciation of The Boys of Ben Hill Co. (approx. ¾ mile away); Ben Hill County (approx. ¾ mile away); Portable Confinement Cage (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitzgerald.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands in the yard of a private residence.
 
Gen. Bush's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Gen. Bush's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Gen. Bush's Home Marker
Looking west on West Suwanee Street
Gen. Bush's Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
4. Gen. Bush's Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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