Historic Markers Across Georgia

George Disney's Grave

Marker ID: GHM 155-16
Location: At State Patrol office on US 41 north (west) of I 75, Rocky Face
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 48.068    W 085° 0.699
  34.80113693    -85.01165245
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67T
George Disney's Grave Marker  


High up on Rocky Face, S. of gap, is the lone grave of English-born George Disney, Co. K., 4th Ky. Inft., Lewis´ ´Orphan Brigade´, Bate´s div., Hindman´s Corps [CSA].

The 4th Ky. was deployed to form a living telegraph line from base to summit of the ridge at the point where the view commanded Federal movements in open valley N.W. Disney, atop the ridge, was killed by a random bullet, Feb. 25, 1864; he was buried where he fell.

Dalton Boy Scouts, on a hike, found the grave, & directed by Scout Master Wm. M. Sapp, Sr., replaced the inscribed heart-pine board with a marble marker, May 13, 1912

GHM 155-16 Georgia Historical Commission 1954