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Ladies Defender - GHM 106-20 – Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.879 W 084° 59.442
16S E 688842 N 3593718
Quick Description: Located at the Courthouse in Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2008 12:05:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM3BDW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 12

Long Description:

Ladies Defender

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 6th 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.

GHM 106-20 Georgia Historical Commission 1955
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 106-20

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Not listed

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