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According to an 1877 newspaper article, there are unmarked graves of federal soldiers who died during the Civil War buried near these confederate graves in Friendship Cemetery. However, enough space appears to exist between those graves and the Confederate graves that the Confederate monument at the courthouse could fit on that historic and sacred ground.

Ask Rufus: Lost Graves and the Confederate Monument

Last week the subject about possibly relocating the Confederate monument at the Lowndes County Courthouse to a possible location at Friendship Cemetery came up.

 

 

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