Grave Marking Activity - April 2021
In remembrance of our Confederate heroes, on April 17, 2021, after a short memorial service in which The Gray Poet read a beautiful poem, Thomson Guards placed a small Confederate flag on each gravesite. There are 110 Confederate graves within the confines of the old Thomson City Cemetery located across from The Thomson First Methodist Church. There were five graves as the final resting places for unknown Confederate soldiers. These severely wounded men died in route while being transported to hospitals in Augusta after The Battles of Atlanta. They were removed from the train at the Thomson depot. Fortunately, today all but one of these soldiers has been identified.
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