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Calhoun in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Liberty Church Grounds

 
 
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
1. In May 1864 Marker
Inscription.  

In May 1864, while on its way to Kennesaw and Atlanta Campaigns, the Army of the North seiged Liberty Church and grounds for use as a field hospital.

During the occupation numerous soldiers suffered the trauma of amputation. These body parts were buried in a common pit.

This plot shall forever remain sacred and holy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
 
Location. 34° 27.75′ N, 84° 58.75′ W. Marker is in Calhoun, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Liberty Road, 0.1 miles east of Georgia Route 53, on the left when traveling east. The marker stands alongside the Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 Liberty Road, Calhoun GA 30701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston's Rear Guard Stops McPherson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roland Hayes (approx. 3 miles
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away); Richard Peters Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Calhoun Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoun Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gordon County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Calhoun, Ga, May 18, 1864. (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calhoun.
 
More about this marker. The marker uses the word "seiged" were the word "seized" would probably be more appropriate.
 
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
2. In May 1864 Marker
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
3. In May 1864 Marker
In May 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
4. In May 1864 Marker
The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church is just to the right of this picture.
The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 2, 2012
5. The Historic Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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