“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)


"Riverside" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 29, 2006
1. "Riverside" Marker
Inscription. “Riverside” was built in 1909 by Arthur Bussey, a prominent Columbus, Georgia businessman, and served as a summer home for the Bussey family. The spacious dwelling was surrounded by one of the last self-supporting plantations in this area. When in 1918 Camp Benning was founded and the Infantry School moved from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Columbus, Georgia, “Riverside” became a military quarters. Since that time, this stately commanding residence served as official living quarters for a succession of commanding generals at the Home of the Infantry, and in 1972 was designated a National Historic Home and accepted by the National Register of Historic Places.

General of the Army Omar N. Bradley resided here during the period February 1941 to January 1942, while serving as Commandant of the Infantry School in the grade of Brigadier General.

General of the Army George C. Marshall, while serving in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel as Assistant Commandant of the Infantry School from November 1927 to June 1932, resided in quarters which were located to the left rear of “Riverside,” the structure was subsequently demolished and the present Assistant Commandant`s quarters, 118 Eames Avenue, was constructed in 1934.

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower occupied quarters to
"Riverside", Quarters for Fort Benning's Commanding General Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 29, 2006
2. "Riverside", Quarters for Fort Benning's Commanding General
the right front of “Riverside” at 206 Austin Loop from August 1926 to January 1927. General Eisenhower at that time held the rank of Major and was Commander of the 2d Battalion, 24th Infantry.
Erected 1974 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 026-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 22.077′ N, 84° 57.534′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Vibbert Avenue 0.1 miles west of Lumpkin Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Vibbert Avenue, Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dwight David Eisenhower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Headquarters -- JAG (about 600 feet away); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gowdy Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. half a mile away); The Infantry Board (approx. 1.1 miles away); 505th Parachute Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Benning.
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