Lyons in Toombs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Campground Cemetery
During the War for Southern Independence, (1861-1865), the U. S. Army selected 600 captured Confederate officers, including Lt. Fort, for retaliation against the South. In one of the most heinous acts of vengeance in American history, they were starved, maltreated, and used as human shields. Because of their courage and perseverance, they became known as the “Immortal 600.” Also buried here are Lt. Robert Stripling, 61st Regt. and Pvt. Benjamin Stripling of the 47th Regt. Georgia Infantry, CSA.
The cemetery is 1/4 mile south of this location.
Erected by Gen. Robert A. Toombs Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Location. 31° 58.167′ N, 82° 16.45′ W. Marker is in Lyons, Georgia, in Toombs County. Marker is on Providence Church Road 0.1 miles south of Laura Dixon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyons GA 30436, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Old Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.