The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis

The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis (HM1EXC)

Location: Auburn, AL 36830 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 36.631', W 85° 28.831'

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At the Auburn train depot on February 16, 1861, Jefferson Davis reviewed the Auburn Guards, the first Confederate military company thus honored. Davis was en route to his inauguration as President of the Confederacy. The Auburn Guards were comprised of cadets of the East Alabama Male College (now Auburn University). Forty-two members of the Guards went by rail from Montgomery to Pensacola on January 16, 1861, under orders from Alabama Governor Moore, to fortify the fort there. The officers of the Auburn Guards were as follows: George W. Dixon, Captain; Wm. F. Stanton, 1st Lieutenant; F. G. McElhany, 2nd Lieutenant; J. H. Echols, 3rd Lieutenant.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Auburn Heritage Association, SCV Robert E. Lee Camp No. 16, and Auburn Guards Chapter No. 2677
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 642571 N 3609129
Decimal Degrees32.61051667, -85.48051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 36.631', W 85° 28.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 36' 37.86" N, 85° 28' 49.86" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129-145 Mitcham Ave, Auburn AL 36830, US
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