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Federal Forces Capture Columbus Georgia - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 28.360 W 084° 59.593
16S E 688588 N 3594603
Quick Description: This un-titled stone monument is located on 14th street at Broadway, Columbus, GA. The monument describes the battle between the Confederate and Union forces on April 16, 1865.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2010 4:41:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM80XC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Federal Forces Capture Columbus Georgia


At 8 PM Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, federal forces, trying to secure the crossing of the Chattahoochee River, attacked strong defenses near Columbus, Georgia. In the face of heavy musketry and artillery fire, the Federals penetrated the Confederate lines, occupied Columbus, and took 1200 prisoners.

East face
Federal Forces

Cavalry Corps
Military Division of the Mississippi
Bvt. Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson commanding

4th Division

1st Brigade
3rd Iowa Cavalry
4th Iowa Cavalry
10th Missouri Cavalry

2nd Brigade
1st Ohio Calvary
5th Iowa Calvary
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery

West Face

Confederate forces
Maj. Gen. Howell Cobb, commanding
Georgia Reserves and Military District of Georgia

District of Alabama

Cavalry
Department of Alabama
Mississippi and East Louisiana

20th Louisiana Infantry

South Face

This monument was erected October, 1938,
under authority of an act of Congress
sponsored by the Historical Society of Columbus, Georgia,
and approved April 10th, 1936


Type of Marker: Other

Date: 1938

Sponsor: Historical Society of Columbus, Georgia

Marker #: Not listed

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