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Bartow County Historical Markers

Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford
  • Location: Located in the cemetery just east of Cassville, Ga.

GRAVE OF GEN. WILLIAM TATUM WOFFORD

Gen. William Tatum Wofford (June 28, 1824 - May 22, 1884), Cav. Capt. in the Mexican War, Col. and Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, is buried here. After Fredericksburg he succeeded to the command of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, who was mortally wounded there. He served with distinction at Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and the Wilderness. Jan. 23, 1865, the Confederate War Department placed him in charge of forces in North Georgia to protect citizens against “bushwhackers” and “guerrillas” and finally to arrange the surrender of Confederates in Georgia.

008-40 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956