Georgians in the Union Army

Georgians in the Union Army (HMW5S)

Location: Dawsonville, GA 30534 Dawson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 25.267', W 84° 7.134'

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The First Georgia Volunteer Infantry Battalion (U.S.), also known as the First Georgia State Troops Volunteers (U.S.), was a United States Army unit raised in Dawson and other North Georgia counties during the Civil War, after federal troops entered the state in 1864. The First Georgia guarded the U.S. supply line along the Western & Atlantic Railroad, fought skirmishes with Confederate forces including state militia and guerillas, and participated in the defense of Dalton in October 1864. In July 1865 the unit was mustered out in Dawson. Throughout the war, North Georgia was a focal point of Unionist sentiment and resistance to Confederate conscription and taxation policies that resulted in a brutal inner civil war with atrocities on both sides. More than 5,000 Georgians, black and white, fought for the United States against the Confederacy during the Civil War, mostly in units raised in East Tennessee and northern Alabama.
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HM NumberHMW5S
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number42-1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for the Civil War 150 Commemoration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 764783 N 3812615
Decimal Degrees34.42111667, -84.11890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 25.267', W 84° 7.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 25' 16.02" N, 84° 7' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23 Main St, Dawsonville GA 30534, US
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