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Near Rome in Floyd County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864

 
 
General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
1. General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker
Inscription. Thomas E.G. Ransom enlisted as captain of Company E, 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1861. Wounded four times, he won honors at Ft.Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Red River. Rising steadily through the ranks, Ransom lead 17th Corps, Army of The Tennessee in the battle of Jonesboro serving the last railroad into Atlanta. His infantry then pursued Confederate General John B. Hood northward. Stricken with typhoid fever, Ransom died here at the home of John Berryhill on October 29, 1864. He was breveted Major General posthumously and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Chicago Illinois.
 
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
General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
2. General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker
Looking east toward Rome on Alabama Highway (Ga 20,) on the left
( approx. 4.2 miles away); Berry College ( approx. 5.4 miles away); Martha Berry’s Birthplace ( approx. 5.5 miles away); Original Cabin ( approx. 5.5 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); Opera Alley ( approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
3. General Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom 1834-1864 Marker
The marker and the Berryhill home across the railroad tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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