Stiles-Akin Camp #670
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Bartow County Confederate History Facts
|Cass County became Bartow County after the Battle of
Manassas in 1861 in honor of the first Confederate Officer to die in
battle - Francis Stebbins Bartow.
|Bartow County is the final resting place of
2 Confederate Generals- General P.M.B. Young is buried at Oak Hill and
General William Tatum Wofford is buried at Cassville.
|One of the first regiments sent to war from Georgia was
from Bartow County - The Etowah Guards
|Cassville was renamed Manassas after the
battle in 1861, but the US Postal Service refused to recognize the name
after the War and it reverted back to Cassville
|The Great Locomotive Chase went through Bartow County
|There are still trenches in the mountains
around the County
|The last contingent of Confederate troops east of the
Mississippi were surrendered at Kingston by General William Tatum Wofford
|The annual Kingston Confederate Memorial Service is the
oldest continuous memorial service in the nation.
|Kingston became a hospital and supply center because of
the rail connections. The first “Wayside Home,” or Confederate hospital,
was established here in 1861; more than 10,000 sick and wounded troops
passed through it. In 1864, after the Confederate Army retreated, Union
troops were attended here.
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