Unknown Confederate Dead, Vidalia


In this section of the old McMillan Burial Ground are the graves of unknown Confederate soldiers. An historic marker, recently placed in observance of the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States, notes: As fighting intensified in central Georgia in the summer of 1864, caravans of wagons evacuated sick and wounded Confederate soldiers from Macon’s overcrowded Ocmulgee Hospital. Caravans coming down the Old Savannah Road stopped at this cemetery and buried soldiers who had died en route to hospitals further south.



Filed under --TOOMBS COUNTY GA--, Vidalia GA

2 responses to “Unknown Confederate Dead, Vidalia

  1. Beverly Schang

    I have spent an afternoon enjoying the pictures of the Georgia towns of my youth, Ocilla and Vidalia. Thank you so much! I did not know about this site but will spread the word. I appreciate the work you have done.

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