Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery (HMQWC)

Location: Americus, GA 31709 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.205', W 84° 13.335'

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Here rest 129 Confederate soldiers — 45 of them "Unknown" — all of whom died in Confederate hospitals in Americus. These men served in the Army of Tennessee. Some were with Gen. Jubal Early in the Washington, D.C. raid in July, 1864. Others were sent here from Andersonville, suffering and dying from the same diseases that beset Federal prisoners there. Mortality among the prison guards was as high as among the prisoners. Gallant women of the vicinity aided in the care of these men — all of whom gave their lives for the Confederacy.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number129-4
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 762218 N 3551580
Decimal Degrees32.07008333, -84.22225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.205', W 84° 13.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 12.30" N, 84° 13' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 345-399 Rees St, Americus GA 31709, US
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