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Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Liberty Armory Site

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By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Liberty Armory Site Marker
Inscription.  Returning from the Revolution, the soldiers of Liberty County re-organized themselves into a troop of cavalry, known as the Liberty Dragoons, later the Liberty Independent Troop, the oldest cavalry company in Georgia. In continuous existence since that time, this military company has participated in every war in which this country has been engaged since the Revolution. As late as 1916 the troop served as a cavalry company on the Mexican Border.

When the company went to France in World War I, it was converted to Company B, 106th Field Signal Battalion. In World War II, it became Battery B, 101st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion and took part in the campaign in New Guinea. During the Korean conflict the battery served at Camp Stewart, Ga., and at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

At this armory site have taken place some of the most brilliant and colorful tournaments and parades of the Old South.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-4A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
Liberty Armory Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 6, 2008
2. Liberty Armory Site Marker
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In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 31° 50.998′ N, 81° 35.164′ W. Marker is in Hinesville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near 101st Coast Artillery Dr, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinesville GA 31313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hinesville and Liberty County WWII Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); M1A1 90mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bacon-Fraser House (approx. half a mile away); Liberty County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hinesville Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bradwell Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinesville.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Conflicts Not Mentioned on the Marker
Note the marker was erected in 1954, so does not mention later deployments by National Guard units supporting the Vietnam Conflict, Operation Desert Storm (1991) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-Present).
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Liberty Armory Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
3. Liberty Armory Site Marker
Looking northeast along Oglethorpe Hwy.
Submitted July 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Liberty Armory Site Static display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Liberty Armory Site Static display
A 90mm Anti-Aircraft Gun from the World War II era guards the east entrance to the city of Hinesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,313 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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