The marker above was taken during an earlier visit to the Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in LaGrange, Georgia.
Horace King was born into slavery and purchased his freedom in 1846. A more detailed description of Mr. King's life and career can be found here. He also had a hand in constructing the Alabama State Capitol: "During the early 1850s, the state of Alabama hired King to perform carpentry work, including elegant circular staircases, on the new capitol building in Montgomery."
We visited the Alabama State Capitol and forgot to snap a photo of Horace King's handiwork.