Historic Markers Across Georgia



Federals At Barnesville



Marker ID: GHM 085-3
Location: Grove St at Akins St, just off Atlanta St. (U.S. 41) in Barnesville
County: Lamar
Coordinates: N 33° 3.784    W 084° 9.891
  33.06306529    -84.16484987
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4JAD
Federals At Barnesville Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

As Wilson´s Federal Cavalry moved toward Macon, near this spot on Wednesday, April 19, 1865, some of them attacked a small Confederate force, ´The Dixie Rangers.´ Greatly outnumbered, ´The Rangers´ fought with gallantry, gradually withdrawing from the field. A detachment from the Federal 4th Indiana Cavalry captured the flag of ´The Rangers´ in this skirmish. Federal soldiers were again in Barnesville on May 5, 1865, when troops from the First Division, Wilson´s Federal Cavalry, in pursuit of Jefferson Davis, camped here that night.

GHM 085-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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