Historic Markers Across Georgia



Historic Varnell Home



Marker ID: GHM 155-32
Location: Ga 201 in the south edge of Varnell
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 53.963    W 084° 58.59
  34.8993795    -84.9765025
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4424
Historic Varnell Home Marker  



Text:

This historic home was build in 1847 by "Dry Dan Dold" for M. P. Varnell, a pioneer settler of this community. In the War Between the States, this home was used as a temporary hospital by Federals and Confederates. Several skirmishes and engagements were fought around this place in May, 1864. Gen. Joe Wheeler and his Confederate Cavalry attacked here on May 12, 1864, and drove Federals from this town, killing and wounding more than 150.

Federals immediately returned, and this home was used as Headquarters by several Federal commanders. Many "Minnie balls" struck this house in the battles fought here.

GHM 155-32 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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