First Confederate Hospital of the Civil War
During the War Between the States, 1861-1865, 155 Confederate soldiers, wounded in the Battle of Atlanta and evacuated, died in several improvised hospitals in Barnesville. This marks the site of the main hospital. A marble headstone marks each soldier’s grave in Greenwood Cemetery near here. Two Federal troopers are buried with the Confederates and each Memorial Day receive the same tribute. Among States represented are Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee.
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