Thomasville Remembers 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Though Thomas County never saw the bloodshed and devastation of battle, historians say the event still played a large role in the city's history.

They say because many husbands and sons served from Thomasville, folks were actively involved in supplying troops with essentials like blankets and food.

Thomasville Museum of History curator Ephraim Rotter explains, "The Civil War years in Thomasville were more about doing things to support the troops. One big thing would be every couple of months, [residents] would go around town and collect supplies for people, for soldiers out in the field."

Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured at the end of the war about 60 miles north of Thomasville, in Tift County.

Historians say the end of the war ushered in a new era of medicine, architecture, and freedom.

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