Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1955. (Marker Number 085-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 3.283′ N, 84° 9.356′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is on Atlanta Street (U.S. 41) 0 miles west of Mill Street (Georgia Route 36), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in the plaza between the old railroad depot and the building with the mural of Barnesville. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Hospitals (about 300 feet away, measured in Lamar County (about 800 feet away); Barnesville Blues (about 800 feet away); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. 0.6 miles away); A&M - G.I.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federals at Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gachet Home (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
1. Major General William B. Bate, CSA Division Commander treated here
Major General William B. Bate, Commanding a division in Hardee's Army Corps, CSA was wounded along Utoy Creek on August 10, 1864 (Presently near Adams Park, GA) and was transported here for treatment. He remained here until recalled to command his division after the surrender of Atlanta in September 1864 and participated in Confederate General Hood's campaign to regain Tennessee. After the war he served as the Governor of Tennessee and in the United States Senate until his death in 1912
— Submitted February 13, 2010, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.
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