Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery

Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (HMHCU)

Location: Fort Mitchell, AL 36856 Russell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.772', W 85° 1.134'

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This military graveyard was established soon after Fort Mitchell was built by General John Floyd of the Georgia Militia. Located just south of the stockade, the cemetery was used between 1813 and 1840 during the fort's occupation by Georgia and United States soldiers. The first burial was that of John Ward, an interpreter on the staff of General Floyd. Ward died of pneumonia in November 1813. A line of approximately 25 soldiers' graves is located adjacent to the site of the fort's dispensary. A burial ground for area residents is situated on higher grounds just to the south. The Yuchi leader, Timpoochee Barnard, is said to be interred nearby.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission / Fort Mitchell Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686434 N 3580535
Decimal Degrees32.34620000, -85.01890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.772', W 85° 1.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 46.32" N, 85° 1' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Landing Rd, Fort Mitchell AL 36856, US
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