Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old State Capitol



Marker ID: GHM 005-1A
Location: West Hancock and Jefferson Streets, Milledgeville, GA
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 4.885    W 083° 13.521
  33.081416    -83.22535
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4G99
Old State Capitol  Marker  



Text:

A reproduction of Georgia´s State Capitol 1807-1867 stands on the original site. Wings to the main building were added in 1828 and 1837. Here the Secession Convention met Jan. 16, 1861 and after three days of bitter debate passed the secession act. In 1864 Sherman´s Union soldiers held a mock session of the Georgia legislature and repealed the secession act.

Boulder in yard marks spot where General LaFayette was entertained at barbecue in March 1825. Duplicate of old Capitol building now houses ancient Georgia Military College.

GHM 005-1A GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 
Notes:

On November 23, Sherman's staff held a mock legislative session in the state capitol, jokingly voting Georgia back into the Union and playing cards.

Source: Wikipedia –Sherman's March to the Sea

 

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