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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead

 
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Confederate Dead Marker
Inscription.  More than 200 soldiers from every Confederate state are buried in two separate plots in Linwood Cemetery. Many of these men died in the several Confederate hospitals located in Columbus, 1862-1865. Numbers fell in the battle here, Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, between less than 2,000 soldiers and citizens, hastily organized for the defense of Columbus, and 4,000 of Wilson’s Federal Raiders, dismounted for the attack. This was the last battle of the War Between the States east of the Mississippi River.

BRIGADIER GENERAL HENRY L. BENNING (1814-1875), called “The Old Rock” for his coolness and daring under fire, is buried here. He fought with great distinction through the Virginia Campaigns and finally commanded his own, Benning’s Brigade, known as “The Rock Brigade.” Fort Benning was named for him.

JOHN DUNLOP, native of England, member of the crew of the Confederate Ironclad “Virginia” (Merrimac) in the historic fight of the ironclads, May 8-9, 1862, is buried here.

Many other Confederate soldiers lie in private plots in Linwood Cemetery.
 
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1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-27.)
 
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 date for this entry is April 16, 1865.
 
Location. 32° 28.555′ N, 84° 59.017′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Boulevard. The marker is at the main entrance to Linwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Linwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning (about 500 feet away); Establishment of Memorial Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winona Cargile Alexander: A Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Confederate Dead Marker
Looking east on Linwood Boulevard
Confederate Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Confederate Dead Marker
Linwood Cemetery is in the background
Confederate Graves in Linwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Confederate Graves in Linwood Cemetery
A 6.4 inch Brooke Rifled Cannon from the Confederate ram C.S.S. Jackson overlooks the graves. The Jackson was built in Columbus and sunk in the Chattahoochee River in 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on June 22, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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