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The Columbus Guards

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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. The Columbus Guards Marker
Inscription. Site, of the last armory of the Columbus Guards, a noted military company chartered by the Georgia Legislature in 1843 and organized in 1835. They served voluntarily in the Indian War, 1836; the War with Mexico, 1846; the War Between the States, the Spanish War, on the Mexican Border in 1916-17, and the first World War after which they became inactive. The Columbus Guards furnished the largest number of volunteers of any of the 21 companies from Muscogee County in the States War. Serving in 31 battles the Company surrendered at Appomattox April 9, 1865, with but 2 officers and 11 men.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.777′ N, 84° 59.543′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 9th Street 0 miles west of First Avenue, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Joseph House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Residences (about
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. The Columbus Guards Marker
500 feet away); Lummus Cotton Gins (about 500 feet away); Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (about 500 feet away); Columbusí First Theater (about 500 feet away); Fit for Man and Beast (about 700 feet away); Ladies Defender (about 700 feet away); Empire Mills (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWars, US Indian
 
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. The Columbus Guards Marker
Looking west on 9th Street toward the Chattahoochee River
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. The Columbus Guards Marker
The marker at the rear of the new River Center for the Performing Arts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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