Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Kennesaw Mountain NBP
- However, we Atlantans are loath to say, Fort McPherson is scheduled soon to be closed.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:05 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Kennesaw Mountain NBP
Ft. McClellan was one of the training encampments mobilized for WW I.
Two reaons have been given for the name... 1. Recognizing McClellan's
skill at training and organizing an army and 2. Because the first
soldiers arriving and training at the new camp were from NJ, where
Little Mac ended his service.
There is also Ft. McPherson in Atlanta. That goes back to 1867,
reconstruction occupation, and honoring the most senior Union officer
killed in the Atlanta Campaign.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...> wrote:
> Fort McClellan was in Alabama.
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