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Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Auburn Guards

 
 
The Auburn Guards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 13, 2017
1. The Auburn Guards Marker
Inscription.
On this spot February 16th 1861
The Auburn Guards
the first company to be thus honored
were reviewed by
Jefferson Davis
enroute to his inauguration as
President of the Confederacy

 
Location. 32° 36.617′ N, 85° 28.824′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Mitcham Avenue east of North Gay Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the very east side of the old Depot building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Mitcham Avenue, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crescent (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. mile away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (approx. mile away); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. mile away); Auburn - Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Wilton Burton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Regarding The Auburn Guards.
The Auburn Guards Marker on top of large rock. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 13, 2017
2. The Auburn Guards Marker on top of large rock.
In February 1861, president-elect Jefferson Davis rode a train from his plantation in Mississippi to Atlanta and then to Montgomery, Alabama for his inauguration as president of the Confederacy. On February 16, at the Auburn train depot, president-elect Davis reviewed the Auburn Guards, a company of cadets from the East Alabama Male College who were reportedly the first of the Confederate Army to be reviewed by Davis.
 
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Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
The Auburn Guards Marker on side of old train depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 13, 2017
3. The Auburn Guards Marker on side of old train depot.
Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain (PD-US), 1861
4. Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)
President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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