>>>>——->>Approximately 200 yards SW is an old family graveyard where lie buried many distinguished Georgians. Capt. James Harrison, one of the earlier settlers of this area, rests here. His home, begun 1837, was the first frame house in this area and was built near this cemetery. Lt. Col. Theodore LeGrande Guerry, CSA, President of the Ga. Senate, 1858- 1860, and author of the bill creating Quitman Co., also lies here. Col. Guerry organized and served as first Capt. of the "Quitman Grays", later Co. I, 11th Ga. Vol. Inf. Regt. He later rose to Lt. Col. and served as executive officer of the 11th. Here lies 2nd Lt. John Benjamin Guerry, CSA, of Co. I, 11th Ga. Inf. Lt. Guerry was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas, Va., August, 1862. Here also is Lt. James B. Harrison, CSA, of Co. F, 61st Ga. Inf., killed fighting valiantly at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va., 1864. Capt. Edward B. Brannon, CSA, who commanded Co. I after the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, when its commander Capt. F. M. Bledsoe was captured, was originally buried in this cemetery, but was later moved to the cemetery at Georgetown Baptist Church. Also buried here is Col. William "Red" Harrison, CSA, who organized and led the 6th La. Cav. Regt., and Major William Lewis Crawford, first pastor of the Georgetown Baptist Church.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 680538 N 3528956|
|Decimal Degrees||31.88210000, -85.09123333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 52.926', W 85° 5.474'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 52' 55.56" N, 85° 5' 28.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-198 Webb's Way, Georgetown GA 39854, US|
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