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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Meridian's "C" Battery

 
 
Meridian's "C" Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
1. Meridian's "C" Battery Marker
Inscription.     Monday, September 4th, Labor Day, 1950 at 9:30 p.m. 125 local Marine Reserves of Meridian's "C" Battery, 4th 155mm Howitzer Battalion U.S.M.C.R. held their last local muster here at the old Union Station enroute to Camp Pendleton, California and the Korean War.
   Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2000, former members, survivors and friends joined in a 50 year reunion and dedicated this plaque to all that put their lives on hold and answered their nation's call to arms.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical date for this entry is September 4, 1823.
 
Location. 32° 21.826′ N, 88° 41.786′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Front Street near 18th Avenue when traveling east. Located at Meridian Union Station, trackside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moe Bandy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meridian (about 300 feet away); Railroads and the War (about 300 feet away); Depot Historic District (about 400 feet away);
Meridian's Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
2. Meridian's Union Station
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Sherman's "Bow Tie" (about 500 feet away); Freedom Riders (about 500 feet away); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (about 700 feet away); Lauderdale County Archives (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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