“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gainesville in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Gainesville Volunteers

Gainesville Vounteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 25, 2008
1. Gainesville Vounteers Marker
This is located in the yard infront of the Mississippi State Welcome Cennter on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. The is a model of the lunar modual on the opposite side of the welcome center parking lot and nearby a parking lot with tour center for the John C. Stennis Space Center.
Inscription. In 1860, John Deason, a Mexican War Veteran, organized a militia company here. The "Gainesville Volunteers" entered Confederate service in 1861 as Co. G. of the Third Mississippi Infantry. During the Civil War the unit served in the Gulf Coast region and fought in the Vicksburg, Atlanta, Middle Tennessee,and Carolina campaigns.
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 30° 18.789′ N, 89° 36.002′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 2, one mile west of 607 (Mississippi Route 607), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is found in the grass in the front of the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Hancock Rebels" (approx. 11.8 miles away); Fort Pike (approx. 13 miles away in Louisiana).
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,011 times since then and 104 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016.
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