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Confederate Memorial Day - GHM 106-15 - Muscogee Co., GA
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N 32° 28.011 W 084° 59.415
16S E 688880 N 3593963
Quick Description: Confederate Memorial Day state historic marker located at 2nd Ave at 11th St, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2010 4:35:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM80BQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Confederate Memorial Day


The first Confederate Memorial Day service in Columbus was held on this site (St. Luke Methodist Church) on April 26, 1866. The program was under the auspices of the ladies´ Memorial Association, which was organized in the early Spring of 1866 for the purpose of holding a Memorial service each year honoring the Confederate dead.

April 26, anniversary of the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston, was selected as a suitable date for Memorial Day. The Secretary of the Ladies´ Memorial Association of Columbus wrote to the Southern press proposing that the entire South join in the custom of the annual Confederate Memorial Day and suggesting April 26 as the date. The custom was inaugurated throughout the South and the date suggested was adopted. Since then, Confederate Memorial Services have been held in Columbus annually on that date.

GHM 106-15 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954

Additional information:
The Secretary of the Ladies Memorial Association was Mrs. Charles J. Williams (formerly Miss Mary Ann Howard). See the two `Confederate Cemetery` markers in Marietta for more information on her memorial activities. She is also known as the maker of the US Flag carried by the Georgia Regiment during the Mexican War of 1846 - 48.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 106-15

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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