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Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federals at Barnesville

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Federals at Barnesville Marker
Inscription. As Wilsonís 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, Wilsonís Federal Cavalry, in pursuit of Jefferson Davis, camped here that night.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 085-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 3.784′ N, 84° 9.891′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Akins Street, on the left when traveling west on Grove Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Hospitals
Federals at Barnesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Federals at Barnesville Marker
Looking west on Grove Street
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Barnesville Blues (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lamar County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rooseveltís Barnesville Speech (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. 1.3 miles away); A&M - G.I.C. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gachet Home (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnesville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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