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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Benning, Georgia

Clickable Map of Chattahoochee County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Chattahoochee County, GA (19) Marion County, GA (7) Muscogee County, GA (176) Stewart County, GA (29) Talbot County, GA (13) Russell County, AL (69)  ChattahoocheeCounty(19) Chattahoochee County (19)  MarionCounty(7) Marion County (7)  MuscogeeCounty(176) Muscogee County (176)  StewartCounty(29) Stewart County (29)  TalbotCounty(13) Talbot County (13)  RussellCountyAlabama(69) Russell County (69)
Cusseta is the county seat for Chattahoochee County
Fort Benning is in Chattahoochee County
      Chattahoochee County (19)  
      Marion County (7)  
      Muscogee County (176)  
      Stewart County (29)  
      Talbot County (13)  
      Russell County, Alabama (69)  
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1Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — 026-5 — "Riverside"
“Riverside” was built in 1909 by Arthur Bussey, a prominent Columbus, Georgia businessman, and served as a summer home for the Bussey family. The spacious dwelling was surrounded by one of the last self-supporting plantations in this . . . Map (db m57605) HM
2Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — "The Buffaloes"The 17th Infantry Regiment
17th Infantry Regiment “The Buffaloes” Truth and Courage Battle Campaigns Civil War · Indian Wars · War with Spain · Philippine Insurrection · Mexican Expedition · World War II · Korean War ·Vietnam War · Operation . . . Map (db m112532) WM
3Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — 505th Parachute Infantry
This marker commemorates the activation on 6 July 1942 of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Frying Pan area near here. Lieutenant Colonel James M. Gavin was the first commander. Assigned to the 82d Airborne Division in February 1943, the . . . Map (db m14512) HM
4Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Dwight David EisenhowerOctober 14, 1890 ~ March 28, 1969
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, lived with his family at 206 Austin Loop, while stationed at Fort Benning as a major from 1926-1927. During that time, he served as executive office of the 24th Infantry and . . . Map (db m57604) HM
5Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum
Fort Benning - Station Hospital In 1923 the U.S. Congress appropriated funds for the erection of a hospital at Fort Benning. The hospital complex, consisting of ten buildings, was opened in 1925. During World War Two as many as 36, 000 . . . Map (db m57705) HM
6Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation
Side 1: Fort Benning Kasihta or Cusseta Town, an important Creek Nation market, played a part in American Revolutionary affairs. In 1780 British Colonel John Tate recruited a large force of local Indians for duty with the British in . . . Map (db m57897) HM
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7Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — General George C. Marshall House
Marshall House Named in Honor Of GEN George C. Marshall US Army Awarded Distinguished Service Medal 7981 First Division Road 791Map (db m113103) HM
8Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Gowdy FieldDedicated 31 March 1925
Named in honor of Sgt Hank Gowdy who put his major league career on hold to join the infantry and serve the nation in WWIMap (db m15003) HM WM
9Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Old Federal Road Reported missing
The Old Federal Road, which intersected the Chattahoochee River at this natural fording site, was originally a Lower Creek Indian Nation trading path. With the advent of colonization, it became one of western Georgia's earliest and most important . . . Map (db m40597) HM
10Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — Post Headquarters -- JAG1911-2009
On this site stood Building 5, the first permanent Post HQ building and later the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Building. Built in 1911 as a dairy creamery, it became the Officers' Mess in 1919. In 1924 it became the Post HQ, headed by the . . . Map (db m57464) HM
11Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — The Infantry Board
On 15 December 1919, War Department Orders established the Infantry Board as a development and testing laboratory with permanent station at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Board’s mission was to consider, with continuity of effort, the improvement of . . . Map (db m57078) HM
12Georgia, Chattahoochee County, Fort Benning — The Lafayette Monument
Along the Federal Road built in 1811 east and west through this place there passed in 1825 Lafayette Soldier of France and volunteer in the cause of American Liberty “At the first news my heart was enrolled” Here stood the Indian . . . Map (db m111889) HM WM
13Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 29th Infantry DivisionWorld War II Campaigns
Front ☆ Normandy ☆ Northern France ☆ Rhineland ☆ Central Europe ————————— Battle Casualties 20,327 Killed, Wounded and Missing . . . Map (db m114724) WM
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14Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 30th Infantry Division / 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Memorial"Old Hickory"
Front In honor and memory of all those who have defended freedom wearing Old Hickory since 1917 Workhorse of the Western Front World War I Somme Offensive Ypres-Lys Flanders 1918 World War II Normandy . . . Map (db m113788) WM
15Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 32nd Infantry Regiment MemorialThe Queens Own
Front Dedicated to the loyalty, spirit, and courage of those who served the Regiment and those who will. Rear Medal of Honor Recipients Pvt Joseph P. Martinez G.O. 71, 27 October 1943 LTC Don Carlos . . . Map (db m114297) WM
16Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne) MemorialWorld War II - Vietnam - War on Terrorism
Reverse side Combat Parachute Assaults Nadzab Markham Valley, New Guinea 5 September 1943 Kamiri Airfield Noemfoor Island, Dutch New Guinea 3-4 July 1944 "Operation Topside" Fortress Corregidor ("The Rock"), . . . Map (db m113723) WM
17Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 70th Infantry Div.Trailblazers
  ★   ★   ★ In honor of all who served with the 70th Infantry Division especially those who made the supreme sacrifice World War II ★ War on Terrorism Erected and dedicated by members of the 70th Infantry . . . Map (db m114896) WM
18Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 87th Infantry Division Monument"Golden Acorn"
Stalwart and Strong World War II Rhineland   Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe Dedicated to the memory of the 87th Infantry Division soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure victory over Nazi Germany and in honor of . . . Map (db m114067) WM
19Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes MemorialLeyte 1944     Okinawa 1945
In memory of our fallen comrades of the 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Killed on Leyte, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan and to all Deadeyes who fought with valor and distinction to defeat imperial Japan Presidential Unit . . . Map (db m113785) WM
20Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — China Gate
Presented to the Infantry School by the 15th US Infantry The Can Do Regiment on its return to the United States on March 24, 1938 after over a quarter century of service in ChinaMap (db m83816) HM
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21Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — Fallen Sniper Memorial
In honor of the U.S. Army sniper, those silent warriors who support and defend these United States of America their service, dedication and sacrifice for our liberties in past, present and future conflicts will never be forgotten. "one shot one kill.Map (db m114069) WM
22Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — Fort Benning POW Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice while Prisoners of War in ★★ World War II ★★ 1941 ★ ★ ★ 1945 ★★ Korea ★★ 1951 ★ . . . Map (db m114070) WM
23Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — Operation Just CauseDec 20 1989 - Jan 31 1990 — Red Devils —
1st Battalion (Airborne) 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 193rd Infantry Brigade Republic of Panama Bronze plaque The "Red Devil" Battalion executed a helicopter air assault into Ft. Amador, Panama on 20 . . . Map (db m114889) WM
24Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — The Polar Bear Regiment Memorial — Pro Patria —
Front In 1918, the 31st Infantry Regiment deployed to Siberia to protect allied interests and guard the Trans-Siberian railroad. In sharp actions with bandits and Red forces, 16 soldiers earned the DSC and 32 soldiers were killed in . . . Map (db m113786) WM
25Georgia, Muscogee County, Fort Benning — Tropic Lightning Memorial
United by Sacrifice Artist Lynn Weiler Liverton This Tropic Lightning Memorial symbolizes heroes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror coming together to pay tribute to their fallen comrades . . . Map (db m114300) WM
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Feb. 5, 2023