Historic Heartland / Macon

Ranger Program on 1863-1867 Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War

Dates : 2/3/18 - 2/24/18
Ocmulgee National Monument
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217

  • Georgia African American Brigade

In 1865 during his daring raid into the South, Union General James Harrison Wilson directed the commanders of each of his three divisions to recuit 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 and 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. Every Saturday in February, a Ranger will discuss the 1863-1867 Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War. 

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  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

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    Admission Free

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    Free Admission

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