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Magnolia Cemetery

 
 
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By Jonathan Newell, July 1, 2006
1. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Covering seven city blocks, the cemetery was begun on a part of the de L’Aigle Plantation and Brick Yard, donated by the Nicholas de L’Aigie family. It became known as the City Cemetery in 1818 and was later named for its stately magnolia trees.

Among those buried here are seven Confederate Generals (Alexander, Bryan, Girardy, Jackson, Smith, Stovall and Wright); poets Paul Hamilton Hayne, James Ryder Randall and Richard Henry Wilde; Augusta mayors George W. Evans and William White Holt; Georgia legislators John Shelton Davidson and Gen. Thomas Glascock; Revolutionary hero John Martin and heroine Susannah MacMurphy; author Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas; and educator Julia Anna Flisch.

Those within many walks of life, religions and nationalities are here. Headstone symbols include circles, columns, doves, eagles, hourglasses, ivy, roses, torches and the weeping willow.

Some designated sections are those for Confederate, Federal Civil War, Greek, Jewish, charity, churches and orphans.
 
Erected 2004 by Reverend Pierre Robert Chapter National Society Colonial Dames XVII C.
 
Location. 33° 27.851′ N, 81° 57.455′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on 3rd Street
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
near Walton Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De L Aigle Brick Yards (within shouting distance of this marker); De L Aigle Brick Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thankful Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop K Georgia Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bicentennial Augusta, Ga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgia’s First School of Medicine (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. James United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Magnolia Cemetery - Augusta,. Although it was not officially designated as a cemetery until 1818, the oldest marked grave at Magnolia is that of J. Hartford Montgomery who died on December 24, 1800. It likely was used even before then. Among the more unique landmarks of Magnolia Cemetery is the grave of John Martin, a soldier of the American Revolution who died on February 14, 1843, at the age of 105. Not only did he serve in the Revolution, but Martin also fought in the French and Indian War, in which he received a tomahawk blow to the head from a Cherokee warrior. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
3. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
 
 
Additional keywords. Cemetery, Confederate
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Old City Cemetery 1818 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
4. Old City Cemetery 1818
This stone is set in the entrance to Magnolia Demetery.
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By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
5. Magnolia Cemetery
Dedicated to the Memory of
The Nicholas de L Aigle Family
who dedicated the land which
Magnolia Cemetery is located
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
6. Magnolia Cemetery
CSA Camp 435 U.D.C. Memorial
Phineas Butler Hanson
S.C. Cavalry, C.S.A.
1835 1864
Me.    S.C.
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
7. Magnolia Cemetery
James Luther Fleming
Born Lincoln Co. Ga., Aug. 12, 1842
Died Augusta, Ga Dec. 13, 1926
A Confederate Soldier
Pres. Board Trustees Augusta Orphan Asylum,
Pres. Board Education Richmond Co. Ga.
Grand Commander Knights Templar of Ga.
A Father To The Fatherless
Magnolia Cemetery 7 Generals Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
8. Magnolia Cemetery 7 Generals Tribute
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
9. Magnolia Cemetery 7 Generals Tribute left
Brig Gen
Edward P Alexander
Chief of Arty
Army of
Northern
Virginia
CSA
May 26 1835
Apr 28 1910

Maj Gen
Ambrose R Wright
3 Ga Inf
Army of
Northern
Virginia
CSA
Apr 26 1826
Dec 21 1872
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
10. Magnolia Cemetery 7 Generals Tribur Center
Brig Gen
Victor J B Girardey
Army of
Northern
Virginia
CSA
Jun 26 1837
Aug 16 1864

Brig Gen
William Duncan Smith
20 Ga Inf
CSA
July 28 1825
Oct 4 1862
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By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
11. Magnolia Cemetery 7 Generals Tribute right
Brig Gen
John King Jackson
5 Ga Inf
Army of
Tennessee
CSA
Feb 8 1828
Feb 27 1866

Brig Gen
Goode Bryan
16 Ga Inf
I Corps
Army of N Va
CSA
Aug 31 1811
Aug 16 1885
7 Generals Tribute far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
12. 7 Generals Tribute far right
Brig Gen
Marcellus A Stovall
3 Ga Militia
Army of Tenn
CSA
Sep 18 1818
Aug 4 1895
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By Mike Stroud, August 7, 2011
13. Magnolia Cemetery Confederate Dead
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By Mike Stroud, August 7, 2011
14. Magnolia Cemetery Confederate Dead section
Approximately 337 Confederate soldiers are buried on Fourth Street near the east wall;
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By Mike Stroud, August 7, 2011
15. Magnolia Cemetery Confederate Dead Memorial Fountain
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By Mike Stroud, August 7, 2011
16. Magnolia Cemetery - John Martin
Soldier of the American Revolution who died on February 14, 1843 at the age of 105; served in the Cherokee War of 1755 and was wounded in the head by a tomahawk; served through the whole of the Revolutionary War with honor; the ladies of Augusta erected a monument at the head of the grave as a tribute of respect; the revolutionary cannon that he supposedly brought back from the war serves as a marker at the foot of his grave, the cannon stands upright; grave is located north of First Street, approximately in the middle of the block (Magnolia Cemetery)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Jonathan Newell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,804 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Jonathan Newell of Taylors, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on September 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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