MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A new marker now sits above 884 confederate soldiers' graves, honoring their sacrifice and dedication to the Civil War.
Soldiers' Square inside Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon is the final resting place for 1,766 confederate soldiers, some of whom were the first killed during the war. Wednesday, the Macon Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee dedicated a marker that serves as a reminder of the cost of the war.
The marker gives a description of how Macon played such a vital role in serving the wounded during the war, second only to Richmond, Virginia in the number of hospitals who cared for soldiers.
This is the ninth of 12 markers that will be dedicated this year within the city, to honor the 150th year since the war began.
"The purpose of our markers...is to get visitors to come to Macon, to look around, to understand more about the war," local historian Jim Barfield explained.
This marker is part of the Georgia Civil War Trail, which showcases the state's role and importance during the years of the Civil War.