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Near Gainesville in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gainesville Volunteers

 
 
Gainesville Vounteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 25, 2008
1. Gainesville Vounteers Marker
This is located in the yard infront of the Mississippi State Welcome Cennter on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. The is a model of the lunar modual on the opposite side of the welcome center parking lot and nearby a parking lot with tour center for the John C. Stennis Space Center.
Inscription. In 1860, John Deason, a Mexican War Veteran, organized a militia company here. The "Gainesville Volunteers" entered Confederate service in 1861 as Co. G. of the Third Mississippi Infantry. During the Civil War the unit served in the Gulf Coast region and fought in the Vicksburg, Atlanta, Middle Tennessee,and Carolina campaigns.
 
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 18.789′ N, 89° 36.002′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 2, one mile west of 607 (Mississippi Highway 607), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is found in the grass in the front of the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st United Methodist Church (approx. 11.1 miles away in Louisiana); John Slidell (approx. 11.1 miles away in Louisiana); Slidell: An Overview (approx. 11.1 miles away in Louisiana); a different marker also named John Slidell (approx. 11.2 miles away in Louisiana); City of Slidell Centennial (approx. 11.2 miles away in Louisiana); a different marker also named John Slidell (approx. 11.2 miles away in Louisiana); Slidell Town Hall and Jail (approx. 11.2 miles away in Louisiana); The "Hancock Rebels" (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,076 times since then and 46 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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