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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Camp

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Confederate Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Confederate Camp Marker
Inscription.  Confederate Infantry Camp Stephens, named for Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of Confederacy, was about ½ mile from here on McIntosh Road. Nearly all troops in the Confederate Army from Georgia were mobilized here and at the Cavalry Camp Milner, located at the present Griffin Municipal Park. The site of Camp Stephens is marked by a boulder erected by the UDC. Spalding County provided nine companies, Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery, to the Confederate Army and a number of militia companies which served locally. The Spalding Grays, Co. D, 2nd Batt. of Inf., was the first to join the Southern forces.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-6.)
 
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.
 
Location. 33° 16.655′ N, 84° 16.991′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Atlanta Road and East McIntosh Road,
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on the right when traveling north on Old Atlanta Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old McIntosh Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Stephens (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Georgia Experiment Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Holliday Family Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Founding of Griffin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Griffin Commercial District (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Confederate Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Confederate Camp Marker
Looking north on Old Atlanta Road (Old US 41) with East McIntosh Road to the right
Confederate Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Confederate Camp Marker
Looking east on East McIntosh Road where it crosses over railroad tracks, toward the site of confederate Camp Stephens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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