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    Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War

    Presented by at Ocmulgee National Monument

    February 4 - February 25, 2017

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    Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War

    Lonnie Davis will speak on the Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War (1863-1867).
    In 1865 during his daring raid into the South, Union General James Harrison Wilson directed the commanders of each of his three divisions to recruit and organize a regiment of former slaves during his march through Alabama and Georgia. By the time Wilson's forces arrived in Columbus, GA, the Corp had recruited 1,400. When he arrived in Macon, the recruits were over 2,700. On April 24 & 25, all of the former slaves recruited by the Corp were organized into three regiments consisting of 1,100 men and were outfitted with Confederate uniforms and equipment.

    This event is also part of the Georgia History Festival 2017.

    Held every Saturday in February- 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

    Ocmulgee National Monument

    1207 Emery Highway
    Macon, GA 31217

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