A Macon Cemetery Gets New Marker Honoring Civil War Veterans
New Marker Is Unveiled By Local Group at Rose Hill Cemetery
Story Created: May 15, 2013
Macon’s Civil War history is now visible at a local cemetery.
A special marker was dedicated at the Rose Hill Cemetery on Wednesday morning.
The interpretive marker will share the story behind Soldier’s Square at the Cemetery.
Soldier’s Square contains the remains of 884 known Confederate soldiers from all over the south including the border-states who died in Macon’s hospitals during the Civil War.
The marker is part of Macon’s Civil War Sesquicentennial’s commemoration of the Civil War 150 years ago.
The group plans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by placed additional markers in Macon over the next few months.