The Rockdale County Historical Society and the Major General Joseph Wheeler Camp #863 Sons of Confederate Veterans will present a Sesquicentennial observance of Brigadier General Kenner D. Garrard's Raid in July, 1864, on Conyers Station on Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, at 6:30 P.M. at the Conyers Depot.
Featured speaker will be local Society Member, Ms. Rosanna Taylor, author of "The War Comes to Conyers Station". Also SCV members will feature personal Civil War artifacts, memorabilia, and special recognition of regiments by J. H. Underwood, Commander.
Thirty-six year old Brigadier General Kenner D. Garrard commanded both U.S. Army infantry and cavalry units during America's Civil War. During the Atlanta Campaign Major General William T. Sherman assigned Garrard to cut the Georgia Railroad between Atlanta and Augusta so that Confederate reinforcements could not be brought down from Virginia through Augusta to Atlanta.
At midmorning on July 22, 1864, two companies of the 98th Illinois Mounted Infantry charged into Conyers just as a westbound train pulled into Conyers Station. Ms. Taylor will outline the events of that morning, marking the 150th anniversary, and the impact of the War to Conyers.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 P.M. with the evening's program beginning at 7 P.M.
For more information contact 770/602-2606.