Having traveled past this memorial all my life, it was one of the first local landmarks I chose to photograph when I began doing the work for Vanishing South Georgia nearly a decade ago. This peaceful cemetery still fascinates me. The main attraction is the marble statue of a Major John B. Mitchell, so well executed that it’s finer than many county Confederate memorials.
Company O, 5th Georgia Infantry (21 September 1847 – 23 October 1913)
The cemetery is the final resting place for many South Georgia pioneers and Confederate veterans.
This early enclosure is well-preserved compared to many, which have collapsed.