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Twiggs Cemetery

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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
1. Twiggs Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In the cemetery about 300 yards from here are buried Major-General John Twiggs, a hero of the American Revolution, for whom Twiggs County is named, and his son, Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs, who achieved military distinction in the Mexican War and, after resigning his commission at the outbreak of the War Between the States, became a Major-General in the Confederate Army.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 20.717′ N, 81° 58.55′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Goshen Road and Mike Padgett Highway (Georgia Route 56), on the right when traveling east on Goshen Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Family Burying Ground on Good Hope Plantation (approx. mile away); Spirit Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles
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away); Liberty Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); William Schley 1786 - 1858 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Silver Bluff Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away in South Carolina); First Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hephzibah Methodist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Savannah Town / Fort Moore (approx. 7 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Twiggs - The New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on December 16, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. David E. Twiggs - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 16, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
3. Twiggs Cemetery Marker
Looking northeast on Goshen Road at Mike Padgett Highway (Georgia Highway 56) at the traffic light.
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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
4. Twiggs Cemetery
The cemetery is located on Goshen Industrial Boulevard, about .2 mile east of the intersection with Mike Padgett Highway (Georgia Highway 56).
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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
5. Twiggs Cemetery
The Twiggs Cemetery is the burial ground for the Twiggs family's "Good Hope" plantation. Today the site of the plantation is Bush Field, the Augusta airport.
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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
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By David Seibert, December 7, 2012
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The grave of Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs
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By New Georgia Encyclopedia
8. General David Emanuel Twiggs
David Emanuel Twiggs, a U.S. Army general, surrendered U.S. forces to Confederate authorities in Texas when that state seceded from the Union in 1861. He was the son of prominent Revolutionary War general John Twiggs and nephew of Georgia governor David Emanuel. - Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries
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Wikipedia
9. Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs, C.S.A.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7. submitted on December 12, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   8, 9. submitted on December 9, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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