As you come into town on old highway 41,
there is a historical marker where
a Confederate Hospital once
Inscribed with these words: On this site stood one of Milner's temporary hospitals for Confederate soldiers wounded in the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro in 1864.
These men were hastily evacuated south on the only railroad from Atlanta still operated by the C.S.A. at that time. Dr. John F. Hunt, local physician, doctors from nearby communties and townspeople fed and cared for the wounded. 108 of these soldiers from various companies and several southern states died at Milner and were buried in a cemetery a mile from town off the Liberty Hill Road on Lawrence Street.
A stop by the Confederate Cementary is a
sobering experience that you will not soon forget.
Inscribed on Confederate Cementary Marker: In this lonely spot lie the mortal remains of more than 100 unknown soldiers of the Condederacy. Most of them were wounded while heroically defending the City of Atlanta against the overwhelming forces of General Sherman, and died in an improvised hospital at nearby Milner.
At the time this marker was erected the graves were marked with plain rocks for head and foot stones, but the Willie Hunt Smith Chapter No. 49 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy had undertaken to identify and mark each grave.
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