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Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Barnesville Blues

 
 
Barnesville Blues Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Barnesville Blues Marker
Inscription.
Co. B – 121st Infantry
Barnesville, Georgia
“Old Gray Bonnet”
This memorial is dedicated to all who served with the Barnesville Blues. This company served actively as a part of Georgia’s National Guard in four wars. They fought numerous long, hard, and decisive battles, for which they received many distinguished awards for themselves and their company. For their courage, bravery, and devotion as true and loyal Americans, we respectfully place this monument in memory of them for their faithful service to all and our country.

Presented by Barnesville Blues Assn.
July 30, 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Barnesville Blues Association.
 
Location. 33° 3.157′ N, 84° 9.368′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is on Thomaston Street (Georgia Route 36) 0.1 miles north of Holmes Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument is on the lawn of the Lamar County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Thomaston Street, 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. Lamar County (here, next to this marker); Confederate Hospitals
Barnesville Blues Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Barnesville Blues Marker
The entrance to the courthouse can just be seen at the right.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital (about 800 feet away); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. half a mile away); A&M - G.I.C. (approx. half a mile away); Federals at Barnesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lamar Electric Membership Corporation Incorporating Board of Directors (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
 
Also see . . .  The Barnesville Blues. A reference to that founding of the unit in 1861 is on the City of Barnesville's site. The four wars in which the Barnesville Blues fought were the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. (Submitted on December 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAntebellum South, USMilitaryWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
Barnesville Blues Marker and Lamar County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. Barnesville Blues Marker and Lamar County Courthouse
The Courthouse was built in 1931.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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