Fort Gaines Guards

Fort Gaines Guards (HMVPQ)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 36.311', W 85° 2.94'

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Organized in 1836 under the command of Col. J. E. Brown, for 74 years the Fort Gaines Guards was one of the best and, later, the oldest military organization in western Georgia. Kept intact between wars, the Guards fought in the Indian and Mexican Wars In 1861, 120 men under Capt. B. A. Turnipseed, as Co. D, 9th Ga. Regiment, Tige Anderson's Brigade, Longstreet's Corps, fought gallantly through the War Between the States. Of the original 120, only 13 remained to surrender at Appomattox. Reorganized in 1868, a detachment of the Guards under Lt. E. A. Greene, volunteered service in 1898 in the Spanish-American War. The Guards were disbanded about 1910.
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HM NumberHMVPQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number030-7
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 685083 N 3498326
Decimal Degrees31.60518333, -85.04900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.311', W 85° 2.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 18.66" N, 85° 2' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208-212 Washington St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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