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Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Camp McDonald

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By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
1. Camp McDonald Marker
Inscription. To the east were the parade grounds and tents of Camp McDonald, established by Governor Joseph E. Brown, June 1861, to train citizens for the defense of the Confederacy. Here Phillips Legion, and other Georgia units trained, then rendered valiant service to the southern cause.

The camp closed in the late fall of 1861 but reopened in 1862 and 1863 to train more troops for the Confederacy. Sham battles and parades here attracted large and appreciative audiences.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-35B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.094′ N, 84° 37.137′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cobb Parkway NW (U.S. 41) 0 miles north of Dobbs Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2655 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Shanty (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Andrews Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site - Lacy Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
Camp McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
2. Camp McDonald Marker
Looking east, toward the site of Camp McDonald (and downtown Kennesaw)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (approx. 0.4 miles away); The General (approx. half a mile away); Locomotive "General" (approx. half a mile away); William A. Fuller (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
3. Camp McDonald Marker
Looking north on Cobb Parkway (US Highway 41)
Camp McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 8, 2009
4. Camp McDonald Marker
The marker now sits in front of a small shopping center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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