Federals at Barnesville

Federals at Barnesville (HMGLM)

Location: Barnesville, GA 30204 Lamar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 3.784', W 84° 9.891'

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As Wilson's Federal Cavalry moved toward Macon, near this spot on Wednesday, April 19, 1865, some of them attacked a small Confederate force, "The Dixie Rangers." Greatly outnumbered, "The Rangers" fought with gallantry, gradually withdrawing from the field. A detachment from the Federal 4th Indiana Cavalry captured the flag of "The Rangers" in this skirmish. Federal soldiers were again in Barnesville on May 5, 1865, when troops from the First Division, Wilson's Federal Cavalry, in pursuit of Jefferson Davis, camped here that night.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number085-3
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 764703 N 3661853
Decimal Degrees33.06306667, -84.16485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.784', W 84° 9.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 47.04" N, 84° 9' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 706, 478, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Grove St, Barnesville GA 30204, US
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