Camp McDonald-GHM 033-035B-Cobb Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 01.094 W 084° 37.137
16S E 719861 N 3766734
Quick Description: West side of US 41 about 100 yards north of Dobbs Drive
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:44:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM74ER
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 4

Long Description:
To the east were the parade grounds and tents of Camp McDonald, established by Governor Joseph E. Brown, June 1861, to train citizens for the defense of the Confederacy. Here Phillips Legion, and other Georgia units trained, then rendered valiant service to the southern cause.

The camp closed in the late fall of 1861 but reopened in 1862 and 1863 to train more troops for the Confederacy. Sham battles and parades here attracted large and appreciative audiences.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 033-35B

Date: 1953

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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