Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Memorial Day in Macon
The Memorial Day addresses were delivered by the Rev. David Wills at Rose Hill and by the Rev. E. W. Warren at lower Cherry Street. Both addresses were printed in full in the Macon Daily Telegraph, April 27, 1866.
Soon after the close of the War Between the States, Mrs. Hardeman inaugurated the plan of removing the remains of the soldiers from graves scattered around the Confederate hospitals in the county to these cemeteries and erected wooden headboards at each mound with the name, company, regiment and date of death of each soldier. For two weeks prior the first Memorial Day, Mrs. Hardeman and a companion personally listed the information on the crude headboards. This list of 575 names was published in full in the Macon Daily Telegraph of April 26, 1866. The list now numbers 602.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-8.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 50.85′ N, 83° 37.9′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive (U.S. 23). Touch for map. The marker stands in the northeastern part of the front section of Rose Hill Cemetery, at "Soldiers Square," adjacent to a flagpole flying the Confederate Battle Flag. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1071 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose Hill Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Basil Lamar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred Holt Colquitt (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unknown, But Not Forgotten (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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