Gainesville Volunteers

Gainesville Volunteers (HM5J8)

Location: Pearlington, MS 39572 Hancock County
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N 30° 18.422', W 89° 37.472'

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In 1860, Mark Deason, a Mexican War Veteran, organized a militia compnay 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.
HM NumberHM5J8
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:48pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 247609 N 3355726
Decimal Degrees30.30703333, -89.62453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.422', W 89° 37.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 25.32" N, 89° 37' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)985, 228
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 119 I-10, Pearlington MS 39572, US
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