The Battle of Columbus, GA was the last battle of the Civil War April 16, 1865. 3 divisions of Union soldiers faced 3000 soldiers and sailors of the CSA under Gen. Cobb. The battle started well for the CSA, repulsing the Union from a critical bridge, but in a rare night action, the Union crushed the CSA forces and even captured an ironclad. The city was largely burned. There were only 145 casualties, incl. Confederate John Pemberton who went on to create Coca-Cola as a cure for his wounds.
In 1886, when prohibition laws were passed in some locations, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola -- Initially, he sold Coca-Cola as a patent medicine for 5 cents per glass near soda fountains; he claimed Coca-Cola could cure diseases like headache, morphine addiction, and impotence. Starting in 1894, Coca-Cola was starting to be sold in bottles
Confederate Army Colonel John Pemberton was wounded in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia in April 1865. He became addicted to morphine during his recovery. He invented Coca-Cola while trying to create something that would counteract his morphine addiction.