Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
BRIGADIER GENERAL HENRY L. BENNING (1814-1875), called “The Old Rock” for his coolness and daring under fire, is buried here. He fought with great distinction through the Virginia Campaigns and finally commanded his own, Benning’s Brigade, known as “The Rock Brigade.” Fort Benning was named for him.
JOHN DUNLOP, native of England, member of the crew of the Confederate Ironclad “Virginia” (Merrimac) in the historic fight of the ironclads, May 8-9, 1862, is buried here.
Many other Confederate soldiers lie in private plots in Linwood Cemetery.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission
Location. 32° 28.555′ N, 84° 59.017′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and 7th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is at the main entrance to Linwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Linwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning (about 500 feet away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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