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Laurel Grove Confederate Memorial
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From Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends, by Lucian Lamar Knight (1914): Over the Gettysburg dead in the Confederate area stands a monument which attracts attention from visitors. It is a beautifully carved statue of Silence mounted upon a handsome pedestal of marble. The Inscription on the west side reads: "To the Confederate Dead. Here Rest Til Roll Call, The Men of Gettysburg." On the other sides of the pedestal appropriate verses are inscribed. The luxuriant ivy which clusters at the base was brought from Gettysburg with the dead who sleep around the monument. [The ivy is no longer present to complement the monument.]

Telegraph and Messenger (Macon), issue of the 19th of August, 1871 2:2 - The bodies of 32 Confederate soldiers removed from the Gettysburg battle field will arrive in Savannah, Monday, from Baltimore, and will be interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Telegraph and Messenger (Macon), issue of the 27th of September, 1871, 2:3 - The Georgia Press - The remains of sixty-seven Confederate soldiers which arrived at Savannah, from Gettysburg, on Friday, were buried in Laurel Grove on Sunday, with the most imposing ceremonies. A procession was formed at the Exchange composed of ex-Confederate soldiers, police, citizens and ladies, and three rounds of musketry as well as minute guns were fired at the grave. The Revs. T. C. Stanley and Dunlop conducted the religious services.
Added by: jrpv
3/21/2008
 
 

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