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Marionís Rifles, CSA/Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 18, 2020
1. Marionís Rifles, CSA/Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA
Inscription.  

Marionís Rifles, CSA
In May 1861 over 50 men from the 1st District of Williamson County traveled to Franklin and enlisted in Company H of the 20th Tennessee Confederate Infantry Regiment. Company H was nicknamed Marion's Rifles. This regiment was engaged in the battles of: Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro, Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Franklin & Nashville. During the war the company lost 25 men killed in battle, 50 wounded, 21 died of disease & 14 captured. The regiment was paroled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.

Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA
In October 1862 Captain Edmund Dillehunty Baxter came to this area to recruit his second organization of Confederate artillery. After spending 6 weeks in Williamson & Dickson Counties, Baxter recruited over 100 men. The company was accepted into Confederate service December 11, 1862 at Bethesda. Captain Baxter led this battery in the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta. The majority of the soldiers in the unit were captured and paroled on April 28, 1865 in Macon, Ga. They took the oath of
Marionís Rifles, CSA/Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 18, 2020
2. Marionís Rifles, CSA/Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA
allegiance to the United States government May 4, 1865 at Chattanooga and boarded a train for Nashville.
 
Erected 2006 by Williamson County Historical Society and City of Fairview.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 58.503′ N, 87° 7.748′ W. Marker is in Fairview, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of City Center Boulevard and City Center Way, on the right when traveling south on City Center Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7100 City Center Cir, Fairview TN 37062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evangeline Bowie, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fernvale (approx. 3.3 miles away); Flagpole Campground / Pinewood Road (approx. 6 miles away); Kingfield (approx. 6.3 miles away); Richard "Dick" Poyner (approx. 7.3 miles away); Garrison (approx. 8.2 miles away); Bending Chestnut (approx. 8.4 miles away); Connection To Johnsonville (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, December 18, 2020
3. Marionís Rifles, CSA/Baxterís Company Tennessee Light Artillery, CSA Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on December 19, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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