Welcome to Fort Edward Johnson

Welcome to Fort Edward Johnson (HMAY3)

Location: Savannah, VA 22843 Augusta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.7', W 79° 23.05'

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My name is Shepherd Green Pryor, but my friends and family call me "Shep." I was elected First Lieutenant of the Muckalee Guards, Company A, 12th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. We've just survived a cold Virginia winter on the top of Allegheny Mountain - a long way from our warm homes in Sumter County, Georgia.

Walk with me on this 0.5-mile trail while I share with you my experiences guarding Fort Johnson during the spring of 1862. Through my letters home to my dear wife Penelope, I hope you can understand how lonely I am for home, and how this awful war has changed or ended the lives of the young soldiers who once kneeled in these trenches.
HM NumberHMAY3
Placed ByU.S. Forest Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 641267 N 4241631
Decimal Degrees38.31166667, -79.38416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.7', W 79° 23.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 42.00" N, 79° 23' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2775 Shenandoah Mountain Rd, Savannah VA 22843, US
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