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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Dead & Hospitals

 
 
Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
1. Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker
Inscription. Here sleep 67 known and 8 unknown Confederate heroes, men who died of disease and wounds in the several Confederate hospitals located here. Many of those who died were reburied elsewhere.

In 1862, 1863, 1864, the Hill, Hood, Lumpkin, and Receiving Hospitals were located in Covington. Thirty new hospital buildings, not yet occupied, were destroyed in Garrard’s Raid, July 22- 24, 1864, as was other valuable hospital equipment. Hospitals were under the immediate supervision of Samuel H. Stout, Medical Director Confederate Army of Tennessee. More than 20,000 Confederates were treated in them.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 107-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.568′ N, 83° 51.36′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on Unnamed Cemetery Road 0 miles south of Davis Street, on the left. Touch for map. The marker is on an unnamed one-way road in the Covington City Cemetery, entered from the south end of Davis Street (south of Conyers Street). Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
2. Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker
walking distance of this marker. The Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Covington City School (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (approx. 0.3 miles away); To The Confederate Dead of Newton County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Covington Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newton County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
3. Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker
Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
4. Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker
Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
5. Confederate Dead & Hospitals Marker
The Seal of the Confederacy image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2011
6. The Seal of the Confederacy
The Confederate Seal is mounted on the stone wall behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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