Americus in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Against horrendous odds, an enslaved family servant, who accompanied him to war, single-handedly returned his body to his grieving family here in Americus for burial in nearby Oak Grove Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 32° 3.991′ N, 84° 13.483′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Elm Street, 0 miles north of East College Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Speaker Crisp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sumter County Courthouse Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Founders Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Flood of July 1994 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Prather Clinic (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
More about this marker. The marker was privately erected, although it matches the appearance of the official State of Georgia markers erected by the Georgia Historical Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.