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 years of the War Between the States.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-2.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans 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. Touch for map. The marker stands by the parking lot for the Stockbridge Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4740 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge GA 30281, United States of America.
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); Stagecoach Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gen. S. D. Lee's Corps (approx. 6.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of McPeak House (approx. 6.5 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 •
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 720 times since then and 39 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.