Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William C. Oates
Died September 9, 1910.
Born in poverty,
Reared in adversity,
Without educational advantages,
Yet by honest individual
effort he obtained
a competency and the
confidence of his fellow man,
while fairly liberal to
relatives and to the worthy poor.
A devoted Confederate soldier,
he gave his right arm for the cause.
He accepted the result of
the war without a murmur;
and in 1898-9, he was
a Brigadier General of
United States volunteers
in the War with Spain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1910.
Location. 32° 23.079′ N, 86° 17.659′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stella Street and Clarmont Avenue. Marker is inside East Oakwood Cemetery just to the west of Clarmont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg (here, next to this marker); Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Site of Royal Air Force Trainee Pilots (approx. 0.2 miles away); Royal Air Force Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Militaires Francais Decedes Aux Etats-Unis Au Cours de la Guerre 1939-1945 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alabama War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on William C. Oates. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.