Birthplace of a Confederate Hero
Ga 34 at Thomas Overby Dr, east of Ga 154 junction
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Birthplace of a Confederate Hero William Overby was born on this site in the 1840’s. He enlisted May 31, 1861, in Co. A, 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Later served with the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Rangers and participated in many raids that harassed the enemy. On Friday, Sept. 23, 1864, Overby and five other Rangers were Captured at Front Royal, Va. Overby was offered his freedom if he would reveal the hiding place of Mosby’s Rangers. This he refused to do, so he was hanged without a trial. He “lay down his life for his friends”. JET