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Fort Tyler & Fort Tyler Cemetery

Fort: Sixth Ave., West Point Cemetery: U.S. 29 in eastern edge of town, West Point


You can visit Fort Tyler and see the remains of the earthworks in a park established by the Fort Tyler Association. Interpretive signs tell the story of Tyler, Wilson's Raiders, and the fort. A path leads to the summit. In Fort Tyler Cemetery, part of Pine Hill Cemetery, 76 casualties, 19 marked with names or initials, are buried from the Battle of West Point. At West Point after the War, Gen. John B. Gordon, when introducing Winnie Davis, the daughter of Jefferson Davis, used the term "Daughters of the Confederacy," which then became the name of the organization. A marker on the lawn of Hawkes Library (100 W. Eighth St.) honors the site. For information on visiting these sites, contact the West Point Downtown Development Authority at 706-645-1440.

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