Killed at Gettysburg July 2, 1863

Bartow Courthouse Monument

“Let this stranger who may in future time read this inscription and recognize that there were men whom power could not corrupt, death could not terrify, defeat could not dishonor; let these virtues plead for judgment in the cause for which they perished. Let Georgia remember that the state taught them how to live and how to die; and that from her broken fortunes, she has preserved for her children, the priceless treasure of her memories, teaching all who may claim the same birthright, that truth, virtue and patriotism endure forever”. ~ From the Confederate Monument at Cartersville, GA

Members of the 16th Georgia Infantry Killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

The men with Find A Grave memorials were identified and removed to Laurel Grove North in Savannah. I have no idea how many others might have been returned unidentified. After the war, the Savannah Ladies’ Memorial Association paid Dr. Rufus Weaver of Pennsylvania to disinter and ship 101 fallen Georgians back home, which was accomplished in 1871.

Elrod

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