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Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Last Land Battle in War of 1861-1865 Marker
Inscription. The last important land battle of the War Between the States was fought here April 16, 1865, resulting in the capture of Columbus by Federal forces.

The engagement began directly west of Columbus in Alabama and ended on the Georgia side of the Chattahoochee. The defending line of entrenchments (in Alabama) was more than a mile in length.

Artillery mounted on high hills was used in the action. Both cavalry and infantry engaged in the battle.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.35′ N, 84° 59.25′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Parkway (U.S. 27) and 14th Street, on the right when traveling south on Veterans Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tyler Home (a few steps from this marker); Bullard-Hart-Sampson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Last Land Battle in War of 1861-1865 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ernest Woodruff / Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rankin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin J. Crawford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 Marker
Looking north on Veterans Parkway
Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 Marker
Looking south on Veterans Parkway toward downtown Columbus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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