Confederate Soldier Buried In Putnam County Gets A Tombstone

Monday, August 29, 2011

The tombstone was funded by an anonymous donor.

WINFIELD — A tombstone now marks the grave of a Confederate soldier buried in Putnam County last year. The grave is at the Hoge House at the county courthouse complex in Winfield. An anonymous donor provided the tombstone for Capt. Phillip Thurmond.

Last October his remains were buried with full military honors.

A spokesperson for the Hoge House Foundation says they are now planning Captain Thurmond Days for late October. It will be a day of activities focusing on Civil War history.

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