The Civil War History of Camp McDonald Presented by Michael Shaffer

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Experience a special lecture from Michael K. Shaffer, Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University’s Civil War Center. Hear the story of Big Shanty serving as the home of Camp McDonald, the largest Civil War training camp in Georgia. This camp witnessed more than 13,000 soldiers practicing the art of war between 1861 and 1863.

Admission: $2 -$4
Event Phone: 770-443-7850

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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30157

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.973450 | W -084.759683
Located Take I-20 exit #44. Turn onto Thornton Road. (Highway 278) Follow Highway 278 West for 10 miles. Make a right onto Highway 92. Travel North on Highway 92 for approximately 6 miles. Look for brown Pickett's Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Road. Continue 2 miles. Turn right onto Mount Tabor Church Road. Travel half a mile and the site on the right.