Two men who died in Civil War(sic) camp remembered
“Their families went to their graves not knowing what happened to them — were they summarily shot or hanged outside town. What happened?” said Kaye Reeves, a current resident of the city and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Almost a century passed before a Watkinsville woman researching old Civil War records discovered the men died in an Ohio prison camp.
Today, those two men — George Jarrell and Jacob Klutz — will be remembered when a granite monument is unveiled on the grounds of Watkinsville’s Eagle Tavern Museum near a historical marker erected for Stoneman’s Raid that was part of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s forces that invaded Georgia during the war.