During the month of February, the Ocmulgee National Monument will host Ranger Programs about the Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War. Here is the information from their facebook page –
In 1865 during his daring raid into the South, Union General James Harrison Wilson directed the commanders of each of his three divions 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.
Program begins at 2pm. This is a free event.