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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:52am

Macon's New Civil War Marker Unveiled

It's been 150 years since the Civil War. The Macon Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee is commemorating the anniversary by educating the community on what happened in Macon.
Over the last year the committee has placed a series of markers around the city where notable events occurred. This Saturday a new marker will be placed at the Ocmulgee National Monument.
Conie Mac Darnell is with the Macon Sesquicentennial committee. “I call Macon a virtual library…instead of pulling books off the shelves you can walk and see the homes, the churches, the places, just like this battlefield here.”

The public is invited to attend the event which starts at 10am on Saturday at the entrance to the Ocmulgee National Monument in East Macon.

Ocmulgee is the 11th marker to be dedicated of 14 planned for Macon. As part of Macon’s commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial the NPS and Macon Civil War Trail markers complement the larger Georgia Civil War Trail sharing the history of that turbulent era. A free map entitled Civil War & Emancipation Walking Map of Macon, GA can be obtained at all downtown Macon Museums and the CVB on MLK identifying over 120 Civil War related historic places in Macon, Georgia.