Guss writes the following:
We are a very proud community dating back
to the early 1800's. We have a tremendous amount of history which we are now
beginning to compile and take notice. We have begun by forming an historical
society for Pierce County. Here visitors and citizens of the community alike
will be able to have the opportunity to learn more about the community than
what they have currently observed. There are already several restoration
projects taking place such as the city jail built in 1894, the Civil War
prison site where over 5000 Union soldiers who had been previously
imprisoned at Andersonville, were held while
General Sherman marched his forces to seize Savannah, the promotion of the
1875 courthouse, Shiloh church, the first church in Pierce County, the
Brantley Brick Warehouse built in the early 1900's, the Blackshear
Presbyterian Church dating back to 1872, homes dating to the Civil War, and
much much more.
Anyone wanting to help or contact the
Historical & Genealogical Society may do so at the following address:
Pierce County Historical and
Genealogical Society - Contact: President - P.O. Box 443 - Blackshear,
-- Visit the office and genealogical library
located in the Blackshear Railroad Depot next door to the Chamber of
"Historical Places to Visit"
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church & Cemetery (1830)
Primitive Baptist Church & Cemetery (1850)
Civil War Prison (Nov. 1864-Jan. 1865)
Allen Smith Home (1860)
Presbyterian Church (1874)
County Courthouse (1875)
City Jail (1894)
Patterson School (1920's)
Brantley Brick Warehouse (1919)
City Water Tower (1913)
Porter Home (early 1900&)
County Courthouse (1903)
Citizens Bank (1905)
David Blackshear Historic Road Marker (1925)
Railroad Depot (1902)
Confederate Soldiers Resting
in Pierce County by Gus
Church in Patterson
- 7th Georgia Cavalry - Company G - C.S.A.
- William R.
Nicholas - 54th GA Infantry - Co K - C.S.A.
- Joseph B. Davis
April 2, 1829 December 31, 1906
- John Donaldson
March 9, 1825 May 8, 1912
- James Patrick
Kelly December 15, 1847 March 16, 1921
- Benjamin Leggett
January 17, 1842 October 7, 1919
- James C. Proctor
January 18, 1836 May 15, 1905
Davis Thornton October 19, 1836
April 22, 1909
Ramah Primitive Baptist
James Hyers -
James Christopher Columbus
Davis, Born Feb 1, 1838.
He served with Company K, 54th Georgia Infantry, Army
of Tennessee. He died Aug. 6, 1923, near
Georgia. Contributed by:
Reavis E, Dixon - Waycross, Ga. – June 21, 2004 email@example.com
- David Cason - 26th
Georgia Infantry - Company A - C.S.A. (note:
The grave maker for David Cason in Shiloh
Primative Baptist Church Cemetery reads as
follows: David Cason 24th Georgia Cavalry Company A. submitted by:
- Adam Dixon - 7th
GA Cavalry - Company G - April 9, 1840 - March 6, 1929 - C.S.A.
- Benjamin Dixon -
4th Georgia Cavalry - C.S.A.
- George Washington
Phillips - 4th Georgia Cavalry - Company H - C.S.A.
- John J. Smith -
Corp.-4th GA Cavalry-Company I-Mar 8, 1847 - Oct 30, 1932 - C.S.A.
- James Stewart -
26th Georgia Infantry - Company D - C.S.A.
- Colquitt Stewart -
1st Sergeant - 26th Georgia Infantry - Company D - C.S.A.
- James Sweat - Jr.
2nd Lieutenant - 26th GA Infantry - Company N - C.S.A.
- Abraham Walker
- Benjamin C. Davis
4th Georgia Cavalry Company G C.S.A. 1835-1884
Ben James Primitive
- Malachi Bowen 54th
Georgia Infantry Company K C.S.A.
- Francis Marion
James 4th Georgia Cavalry Company G C.S.A.
- Ransom T. James
7th Georgia Cavalry Company D C.S.A.
- John Aldridge
- Dr. Allen Brown
- John B. Downs
- Enoch Daniel
Hendry Captain 26th Georgia Infantry Company N C.S.A.
- James Johnson 1st
Georgia Reserves Company F C.S.A.
- Dr. Henry J. Smith
- Thomas Jefferson
Darling - 2nd Lieutenant - 24th Georgia Regiment Infantry - April 26,
1826 - June 14, 1873
- Andrew M. Moore -
26th Georgia Regiment Infantry - 1833 December 30, 1891
- Joseph A. Harper -
26th Georgia Regiment Infantry - Feb 23, 1842 or 45 - June 5, 1908
- George Nathan
Hendry - Lieutenant - Chatham Artillery - Aug 6, 1832 - July 15, 1913
- Benjamin Daniel
Brantley - 4th GA Regiment - Cavalry - Jan 14, 1832 - March 18, 1891
- Daniel E. Knowles
- Captain - 26th Georgia Regiment Company D Infantry - November 24, 1822
- February 14, 1906
- John C. Nicholls -
Captain - 26th Georgia Regiment Company C Infantry - April 25, 1834
December 25, 1893
- Alfred Shaw -
Private - 28th Georgia Regiment Company C Infantry - July 25, 1845
- Robert Williams -
54th Georgia Regiment Company K Infantry - July 15, 1844 – 1910
Enon Primitive Baptist
Walker - 2nd Corporal - 26th Georgia Regiment Company H Infantry
- Matthew M. Cowart
- 20th Georgia Cavalry - Company B - C.S.A.
- Nathan Dixon - 4th
Georgia Cavalry - Company G - C.S.A.
Youmans (Has Metal Cross Marker) -
C.S.A. - Sept. 26, 1835 - March 19, 1918
- Alfred Davis - 4th
Georgia Cavalry - Company G - C.S.A.
Howell Wasdin 5th Georgia Cavalry Company K
Private December 22, 1830 December 12, 1924