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Dawson in Terrell County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Gun Shop

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Confederate Gun Shop Marker
Inscription.  When the states of Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee grew short of arms in 1863, Governor Shorter of Alabama and President Jefferson Davis persuaded Major O. O. Nelson of Tuscumbia, Alabama, to organize a company to erect a Gun Shop. Originally erected in Dickson Station, Alabama, the shop was soon moved to Rome, Georgia, where it remained for several months. When the advance of Federal troops made that location untenable, the Gun Shop was moved to this site, where it was operating at full capacity at the close of the war in 1865.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 31° 46.846′ N, 84° 26.633′ W. Marker is in Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Street SE and 12th Avenue NE, on the right when traveling north on Orange Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson GA 39842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Confederate Gun Shop Marker
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are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Terrell County (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. half a mile away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 5.6 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 5.7 miles away); 1827 Site of Chenube Indian Village (approx. 6.8 miles away); Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson.
 
Confederate Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. Confederate Gun Shop Marker
Confederate Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
4. Confederate Gun Shop Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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