Historic Markers Across Georgia



Last Land Battle in War of 1861-1865



Marker ID: GHM 106-1
Location: Veterans Parkway at 14th Street, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 28.355    W 084° 59.263
  32.472583    -84.987717
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4H1K
Last Land Battle in War of 1861-1865  Marker  



Text:

The last important land battle of the War Between the States was fought here April 16, 1856, resulting in the capture of Columbus by Federal forces.

The engagement began directly west of Columbus in Alabama and ended on the Georgia side of the Chattahoochee. The defending line of entrenchments (in Alabama) was more than a mile in length.

Artillery mounted on high hills was used in the action. Both cavalry and infantry engaged in the battle.

GHM 106-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1953



 

Last Land Battle in War of 1861-1865

Notes:

For more information see "The Last Battle of the Civil War".

 

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