Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday: Private William W. Dilbeck

Private William W. Dilbeck served in Co. C of the 11th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. According the the National Park Service website, “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System,” Dilbeck served the 11th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards. The solitary grave of Dilbeck  is located on Cantrell Rd., a dirt road near the Dawson-Pickens County line.

To locate the grave site, travel north on Steve Tate Highway (intersects with Georgia Highway 53 in Pickens County at the shopping area called Foothills. In about 5 miles turn right onto Afton Rd. (located just north of Big Canoe’s North Gate). From that intersection the Dawson County line is two tenths of a mile. Go another two tenths of a mile and turn right onto Cantrell Rd., a dirt road. The single Confederate grave marker of William W. Dilbeck is on the right about four tenths of a mile down Cantrell Rd.

These photographs were taken on 10 November 1999.

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

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