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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Columbus

 
 
Battle of Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Battle of Columbus Marker
Inscription.  
Unaware of Robert E. Lee's surrender,
General James H. Wilson's Union
Cavalry swept across Alabama as boys
and old men tried to defend Columbus.
Cannon from the C.S.S. Chattahoochee,
similar to nearby replicas, were mounted
here to protect the line. On the
night of April 16, 1865, Columbus
fell in what would be the last
significant battle of the war. The
next day, Union troops burned the
city's cotton warehouses and
industries but spared the grist mills.

 
Erected 1983.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1865.
 
Location. 32° 27.405′ N, 84° 59.708′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Front Avenue near West 6th Street. Located between the railroad tracks and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (below). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Confederate Supply (here, next to this marker); Confederate Boats (here, next to this marker); Frontier Wars (a few steps from this marker); Horace King (1807 - 1887) (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Greene Bethune (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (within shouting distance of this marker); Soft Drinks (within shouting distance of this marker); Mass - Produced Ice Machines (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Columbus (1865). (Submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia: Conclusion of the American Civil War. Confederate troops serving in Georgia were under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston. General Johnston surrendered to General Sherman on April 26, 1865. (Submitted on December 27, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Marker just to left of gazebo and Chattahoochee River to far left. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Marker just to left of gazebo and Chattahoochee River to far left.
Battle of Columbus Marker and stone. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. Battle of Columbus Marker and stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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