The Nancy Harts

The Nancy Harts (HMOAO)

Location: LaGrange, GA 30240 Troup County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 2.412', W 85° 1.856'

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In 1863, a company of women soldiers was formed in LaGrange by Mrs. J. Brown Morgan. They called themselves the "Nancy Harts" in honor of Georgia's Revolutionary War heroine. Organized to defend LaGrange in the absence of its men, the Nancy Harts held drills and target practice and became proficient at each.

On April 17, 1865, a column of Union cavalry was reported to be approaching LaGrange from the west. This column, the 2nd Brig., 1st Div., of Wilson's cavalry corps, was commanded by Col. O. H. LaGrange, 1st Wis. Cav. On the 16th, it had crossed the Chattahoochee River at West Point (18 miles SW), captured fort Tyler, a strong redoubt commanding the town, and destroyed the bridges, the rail facilities, 19 locomotives, 340 cars loaded with army supplies, and much valuable machinery. Early on the 17th, it had marched toward LaGrange, destroying the railroad enroute.

The Nancy Harts mobilized promptly, determined to resist any attempted depredations, but they were spared a trial at arms. Seeing the charmingly militant array formed to meet him, Colonel LaGrange complimented them upon their fearless spirit and fine martial air and, after a brief delay, marched on toward Macon, leaving no scar other than the broken railroad to deface this gracious Georgia town whose name he chanced to bear.
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HM NumberHMOAO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number141-13
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 683873 N 3657466
Decimal Degrees33.04020000, -85.03093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.412', W 85° 1.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 24.72" N, 85° 1' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Ridley Ave, LaGrange GA 30240, US
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