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Historic Varnell Home - GHM 155-32 - Whitfield Co. GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 53.963 W 084° 58.582
16S E 684899 N 3863753
Quick Description: Historic Varnell Home state historic maker located on the east side of GA 201 in the south edge of Varnell.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2008 1:42:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM4424
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:

Historic Varnell Home

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.

Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: GHM 155-32

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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