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Dawsonville in Dawson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgians in the Union Army

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
1. Georgians in the Union Army Marker
Inscription. The First Georgia Volunteer Infantry Battalion (U.S.), also known as the First Georgia State Troops Volunteers (U.S.), was a United States Army unit raised in Dawson and other North Georgia counties during the Civil War, after federal troops entered the state in 1864. The First Georgia guarded the U.S. supply line along the Western & Atlantic Railroad, fought skirmishes with Confederate forces including state militia and guerillas, and participated in the defense of Dalton in October 1864. In July 1865 the unit was mustered out in Dawson. Throughout the war, North Georgia was a focal point of Unionist sentiment and resistance to Confederate conscription and taxation policies that resulted in a brutal inner civil war with atrocities on both sides. More than 5,000 Georgians, black and white, fought for the United States against the Confederacy during the Civil War, mostly in units raised in East Tennessee and northern Alabama.
 
Erected 2011 by Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for the Civil War 150 Commemoration. (Marker Number 42-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 25.267′ N, 84° 
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
2. Georgians in the Union Army Marker
The Old Dawson County Courthouse is on the left.
7.134′ W. Marker is in Dawsonville, Georgia, in Dawson County. Marker is at the intersection of Jasper Street (Georgia Route 53) and Georgia Route 9, on the left when traveling west on Jasper Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the north side of the Old Dawson County Courthouse, now a museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Courthouse Square, Dawsonville GA 30534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dawson County (a few steps from this marker); Auraria (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 9.5 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 10.4 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 10.6 miles away); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 10.8 miles away); Lumpkin Court House (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Georgians in the Union Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
3. Georgians in the Union Army Marker
Before the dedication on September 28, 2011
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
4. Georgians in the Union Army Marker Dedication
Dr. Todd Groce, President/CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, welcomes guests to the dedication of the marker.
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
5. Georgians in the Union Army Marker Dedication
Mr. Gary Pichon, Dawson County Commissioner, greets guests at the dedication of the marker.
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
6. Georgians in the Union Army Marker Dedication
Dr. John Inscoe, Albert B. Saye Professor of History, University of Georgia, and Editor, New Georgia Encyclopedia, gives the Keynote Address at the dedication.
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
7. Georgians in the Union Army Marker Dedication
The marker uncovered.
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By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
8. Georgians in the Union Army Marker Dedication
The marker, revealed and dedicated.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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