Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Columbus

Marker ID:  
Location: 14th Street, Columbus, GA
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 28.361    W 084° 59.591
  32.47268333    -84.99318333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


Battle of Columbus

South face
At 8:00 P.M. 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
Bvt. Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson,

4th Division
1st Brigade

3rd Iowa Cavalry
4th Iowa Cavalry
10th Missouri Cavalry

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

North 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

West face

Confederate Forces