Unknown Confederate Dead, DeKalb County

Unknown Confederate Dead, DeKalb County

Unknown Confederate Dead

Image Courtesy of Tom Stelling


Year Erected:
1956

Marker Text: Here sleep, known but to God, approximately one hundred and fifty Confederate soldiers, most of whom died from disease, or wounds in the Confederate hospitals that were located near this spot. Some were killed in a skirmish with Federal raiders near here on July 19, 1864.

Although Federal troops raided and burned part of this city, Confederate hospitals were not molested. Brave and gallant Confederate women rendered valuable aid in caring for soldiers in Confederate hospitals here and elsewhere.

Tips for Finding This Site: Cemetery at Memorial Drive at Silver Hill Rd in Stone Mountain.