Near Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Thomas Edwin Greenﬁeld Ransom
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society, Norwich University and the Eighth Regiment Band. (Marker Number 57-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 16.068′ N, 85° 16.528′ W. Marker is near Rome, Georgia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Highway (State Highway 20) and Woods Road NW, on the left when traveling west on Alabama Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome GA 30165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berry Schools' Old Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Elizur and Esther Butler, Missionaries to the Cherokee Indians (approx. 5.1 miles away); Berry College (approx. 5.4 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace (approx. 5˝ miles away); Original Cabin (approx. 5˝ miles away); Ellen Louise Axson Wilson (approx. 5.6 miles away); Georgia’s Paul Revere (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sardis Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
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Also see . . .
1. A Eulogy for Ransom. General W.T. Sherman presented this eulogy for General Ransom, in 1884, twenty years after his death, to a G.A.R. post named for the fallen hero. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Thomas E. G. Ransom. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. The Ransom Family. Post #130 in the Norwich University Bicentennial "Things about Norwich" series. General Ransom's father, Truman Bishop Ransom, who was killed in 1847 during the Mexican War, was president of the school. The General was an alumnus, and both of his brothers attended, as well. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,345 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2017, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.