Dawson in Terrell County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V.
General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (Mar. 17, 1828 - Nov. 30, 1864), Irish-born druggist and soldier, resident of Helena, Arkansas, joined the Confederate Army as Captain of the Yell Rifles. Known as “The Stonewall Jackson of the West,” Major General Cleburne was killed in battle at Franklin, Tennessee, soon after the Battle of Atlanta. According to General Robert E. Lee, he was “a meteor shooting from a clouded sky.”
Charter members of this Camp include: P. C. King, Jr., Commander, William R. Edwards, Raymond Lash, M. M. Fiveash, J. T. Thornton, W.C. Lash, Credille Rogers of Dawson; Bob Cook of Cusseta; J. W. Ivey, T. E. Shaffer, F. P. Love of Cuthbert; Dr. M. B. Bowman of Albany; William F. Cummings of Brinson; Raymond C. Jackson of Tifton; Willie D. Hammock, Jr., of Coleman; Ernest Breedlove Whitchard of Millen; Senator Walter F. George of Vienna. This Camp was organized by Clyde A. Boynton,
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1748.
Location. 31° 46.557′ N, 84° 26.796′ W. Marker is in Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker is on North Main Street, 0 miles 7th Avenue NE, on the right when traveling north. 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 are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrell County (approx. 0.2 miles away); To The Memory of James Mathews Griggs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Herod Town (approx. 5.3 miles away); General Andrew Jackson (approx. 5.3 miles away); 1827 Site of Chenube Indian Village (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson.
Regarding Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V.. S.C.V. is the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Also see . . . Patrick Cleburne. The Wikipedia biography of Cleburne. (Submitted on January 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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