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Fort Benning/Fort Benning Military Reservation
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 21.880 W 084° 57.364
16S E 692309 N 3582694
Quick Description: A marker on Richardson Cr near Greene Hall in Fort Benning.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2015 9:32:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJHX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
Side 1(Fort Benning)
Kasihta or Cusseta Town, an important Creek Nation market, played a part in American Revolutionary affairs. In 1780 British Colonel John Tate recruited a large force of local Indians for duty with the British in their defense of Augusta, Georgia. Colonel Tate became ill during the march to Augusta; was returned to Kasihta; died, and was buried on what is now the Fort Benning Military Reservation.

Side 2(Fort Benning Military Reservation)
Established following World War One, this post occupies former Indian lands sold during the Georgia Land Lottery of 1827. John Woolfolk consolidated small land holdings in 1843. Benjamin Hatcher acquired the property in 1883. Arthur Bussey purchased the plantation in 1907, selling it to the Federal Government in 1919. Fort Benning now occupies some 180,000 acres in Georgia and Alabama, most of which are in Chattahoochee County, Georgia.
Type of Marker: Fort

Date: 1980

Sponsor: The Historic Chattahoochee Commission

Marker #: Not listed

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