Near Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charles James Munnerlyn / “Refuge”
1822 ~ 1898
Charles James Munnerlyn 1822 ~ 1898
As a delegate to the Georgia Convention at Milledgeville, he voted for secession. After the start of the Civil War, he volunteered as a private. When his health failed he returned home and was elected to the Confederate Congress where he served from1862 to 1864. His re-election bid was defeated because he voted for the Conscript Law. He then re-entered the Confederate army as a private but was soon promoted to major through the influence of Jefferson Davis. When surrender came he was a lieutenant colonel.
Charles James Munnerlyn lived in an elegant residence called “Refuge”. This beautiful house boasted an extensive library and an organ. The pipe organ was installed for the pleasure of Munnerlyn’s wife, Harriet Eugenia Shackelford Munnerlyn. The family cemetery is situated near this marker. It is located about 800 feet north of the site of Refuge. The house burned in 1883. The Munnerlyn plantation contained over 3,000 acres and had a landing on the Flint River. It was worked by over 200 slaves.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 47.383′ N, 84° 36.75′ W. Marker is near Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Faceville Highway (Georgia Route 97) and Green Shade Road, on the left when traveling south on Faceville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Fowltown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ira Sanborn (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Scott (approx. 7.4 miles away); Camp Recovery (approx. 7½ miles away); Camp Recovery Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away); Attapulgite / Fullers Earth (approx. 8 miles away); Attapulgus (approx. 8.1 miles away); Attapulgus High School (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.