Stockbridge in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Orphan Brigade
These Kentucky regiments [CS] were “orphans” because the secession movement had failed in Kentucky, leaving them with no “home state” in the Confederacy. The Orphan Brigade was first commanded by Maj. Gen John C. Breckinridge, formerly Vice President of the United States, later Secretary of War in the Confederate Cabinet. It served with great distinction through all four
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 32.667′ N, 84° 14.099′ W. Marker is in Stockbridge, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of North Henry Boulevard (U.S. 23) and Tye Street, on the right when traveling west on North Henry Boulevard. The marker stands by the parking lot for the Stockbridge Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4740 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge GA 30281, 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. Floyd Chapel Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Right Wing at Stockbridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); March and Counter-march (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Stagecoach Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps (was approx. 6½ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of McPeak House (was approx. 6½ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Shingleroof Campground (approx. 6.6 miles away); Morrow, Georgia (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockbridge.
Categories. War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.