Ladies Defender Historical

Ladies Defender Historical (HM1WSF)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.881', W 84° 59.491'

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A muzzle loading cannon cast in Columbus in 1861 from brass contributed by the ladies of the city from their domestic furnishings and utensils. Used about a year in the Confederate Artillery, it was captured by Federal troops at Shiloh, Tenn., April 6, 1862 and was probably used by them against the Confederate forces. For a number of years, Ladies Defender was exhibited as a war trophy in an armory in Chicago. It was there seen by R. Dan McEachery, of Columbus, who wrote L. H. Chappell, captain of the Columbus Guards. The gun was later placed in the National Cemetery at Shiloh, Tenn. An effort was initiated by Columbus to have the gun restored to its home city. In 1904, by an Act of Congress, Ladies Defender was returned to the City of Columbus.
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Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688765 N 3593720
Decimal Degrees32.46468333, -84.99151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.881', W 84° 59.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 52.86" N, 84° 59' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 E 10th St, Columbus GA 31901, US
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