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Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Bainbridge Volunteers

 
 
The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
1. The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker
Inscription. The Bainbridge Volunteers

Later

The Bainbridge Independents

Organized 1859, by Captain Charles G. Campbell, assembled here in March 1861 and entered service under the command of Captain John W. Evans as Company G, 1st Georgia Regiment
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 30° 54.371′ N, 84° 34.561′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Broad Street (Business U.S. 27) and West Broughton Street. Click for map. The marker is in the center of Willis Park, at the Confederate Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur County
The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Recovery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Scott Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
3. The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker
The Confederate Monument is in the background.
The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
4. The Bainbridge Volunteers Marker
An eight inch siege howitzer stands in front of the monument and marker in Willis Park.
An Eight Inch Siege Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
5. An Eight Inch Siege Howitzer
Cannon image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
6. Cannon
Facing the marker, there is a cannon on the left at the base of the monument, with "J W Callahan Jr" cast in the barrel. There was a steamboat by that name, built in Apalachicola in 1915. John W. Callahan Jr, whose home, built in 1907 and known as the "Steamboat House," still stands in Bainbridge, operated a fleet of steamboats.
Cannon image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
7. Cannon
Facing the marker, there is a cannon on the right at the base of the monument, with "City of Bainbridge" cast in the barrel. It is likely that this is the name of a steamboat operated by John W. Callahan Jr. in the early 20th century.
Six Pound Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
8. Six Pound Field Gun
Located in Willis Park near the marker
Six Pound Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
9. Six Pound Field Gun
 
 
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