Battle of Columbus Historical

Battle of Columbus Historical (HM1WV1)

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

N 32° 28.361', W 84° 59.591'

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At 8:00 P.M. Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, Federal forces, trying to secure the crossing of the Chattahoochee River, attacked strong defences near Columbus, Georgia. In the face of heavy musketry and artillery fire, the Federals penetrated the Confederate lines, occupied Columbus, and took 1200 prisoners

East face

Federal Forces

Cavalry Corps
Military Division of the
Bvt. Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson,

4th Division

1st Brigade
3rd Iowa Cavalry
4th Iowa Cavalry
10th Missouri Cavalry

2nd Brigade
1st Ohio Calvary
5th Iowa Cavalry
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery

North face

This monument
was erected
October, 1938,
under authority of
an act of Congress
sponsored by
the Historical Society of
Columbus, Georgia,
and approved
April 10th, 1936

West face

Confederate Forces

Maj. Gen. Howell Cobb,

Georgia Reserves and
Military District of Georgia

District of Alabama

Department of Alabama
Mississippi and East Louisiana

20th Louisiana Infantry
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HM NumberHM1WV1
Year Placed1938
Placed ByHistorical Society of Columbus, Georgia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688592 N 3594604
Decimal Degrees32.47268333, -84.99318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.361', W 84° 59.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 21.66" N, 84° 59' 35.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 14th St, Columbus GA 31901, US
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