Monument Dedicated in Watkinsville to Men Who Died in Civil War Camp
"We unveil this marker to honor their stubborn courage, their sacrifice, and their unyielding devotion for the land they love," said historian and author Dr. David Evans.
A monument that serves to remember the lives of George Jarrell and Jacob Klutts, two civilians from Watkinsville who died and were buried in Union camps during the Civil War, was unveiled Sunday.
The Laura Rutherford Chapter No. 88 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a dedication during a Confederate Memorial Day Service in front of Eagle Tavern Museum, the location of the monument. Dr. David Evans, an historian and author, gave a presentation entitled, "When the War Came to Watkinsville."
"We do this in the hope succeeding generations will remember not to forget what took place here on August 2, 1864 -- the day the war came to Watkinsville and history happened in our own back yards," he said.
Descendants of the Jarrell and Klutts unveiled the monument, which was donated by Grimes Brothers Monument Company and erected by Power Brick Company.