Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. Col. Jeﬀerson M. Lamar, C.S.A.
Lt. Col. Jefferson Mirabeau Lamar commanded Cobb’s Legion Infantry at Crampton’s Gap. Lamar graduated from the University of Mississippi before opening a law practice in Covington, GA. A month after his July 1861 marriage to his cousin, Mary Ann Lamar (granddaughter of Mildred Cobb Jackson), he was commissioned captain of the “Lamar Infantry,” a unit later designated as Company A of the Legion. Highly regarded by his commanding officer, Col. T.R.R. Cobb. Lamar was also popular with other officers in the Legion who elected him major in 1861 and lieutenant colonel in July 1862. Tragically, Lamar was wounded September 14, 1862 at Crampton's Gap and died the following day in Burkittsville, MD. His brother, U.S. Supreme Court Justice L.Q.C. Lamar, wrote, “I never knew a more perfect being from the time of his childhood up to the day of his death.”
Erected 1993 by Athens Historical Society.
Location. 33° 56.983′ N, 83° 22.1′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Street 0.2 miles east of East Campus Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Oconee Hill Cemetery at the Lamar grave. From East Campus Road turn east on Cemetery
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oconee Hill Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Navy Pre-Flight School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Athens Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old College (approx. half a mile away); First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Baldwin (approx. half a mile away); Site of First Classes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cook & Brother Armory Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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