Matthew Talbot Nunnally
Matthew Talbot Nunnally, ninth child and fifth son of
William Branch Nunnally and Mary Hale Talbot, was killed
in action at Gettysburg, PA on July 2, 1863. His sister, Mary Walthal
Nunnally Stroud Sandridge offered the city of Monroe, Georgia complete
reimbursement for the cost of the Confederate Memorial Park provide they
used the likeness of her fallen brother as the statue. The City declined.
She then commissioned an Italian sculptor to produce a life size statue
of her brother and it stands today (1999) at the foot of her
grave in the Monroe, GA cemetery.
Matthew Talbot Nunnally was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1859. In 1861, he resigned his commission and accepted a command as Captain, Company H, 11th Georgia Regiment Voluntary Infantry. He was the only Walton County Captain killed in the War Between the States.