William Thomas Overby

William Thomas Overby (HM1CE6)

Location: Newnan, GA 30263 Coweta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 22.497', W 84° 47.994'

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Confederate Hero

In Memory of
William Thomas Overby
Confederate Hero.

Enlisted May 31, 1861, Co. A. 7th Ga. Infantry. Wounded at Second Manassas Aug. 30, 1862. Then joined Co. D, 43rd Batln. Mosby's Ranger.

Raided within Federal lines to embarrass enemy, causing U.S. Grant to issue order. "When found Mosby's men to be hanged without trial."

Captured at Fort Royal Va. Friday Sept. 23, 1864. Offered his life to reveal hiding place of Mosby's men. This he refused and was excuted without trial.

A Federal said, "He was the Nathan Hale of the Confederacy." Scott said, "He was a famous soldier—and did unafraid." A lady, present at his death said, "He died a Christian—unafraid."He suffered death rather that betray his friends. Buried at Markham, Va.
HM NumberHM1CE6
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed1956
Placed ByAlfred Colquitt and Newnan Chapters UDC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 704670 N 3695017
Decimal Degrees33.37495000, -84.79990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.497', W 84° 47.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 29.82" N, 84° 47' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 1/2 E Court Square, Newnan GA 30263, US
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