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Date February 4, 2017
Name Donna Wells McClain
Email Donnamcclain4795@comcast.net
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City Big Pine Key
State Florida
Country USA
Comments I attended Fort Hawkins School from 1st grade through 6th grade. I remember the old Fort and school with much love. I remember the Maypole that was there. I have many great memories from that time. I want to visit soon.




Date January 14, 2017
Name Eli Stancel
Email Arkstate@gmail.com
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City Dacula
State GA
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Comments My ancestor served in the 8th US Infantry at Fort Hawkins.




Date November 2, 2016
Name Renee L Sullivan
Email rtrkrswfe@cox.net
Home Page 153 Marcar Road
City Macon
State GA Georgia
Country United States
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Date October 22, 2016
Name Mike Madden
Email madden160@charter.net
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City Athens
State Ga
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Comments I have some fabulous paper money issued by the merchant at the Ft Hawkins store, 1820. Any info from anyone on the Store? Mike Athens 706-254-2569




Date September 7, 2016
Name Claire Priester
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Comments We came back about 3:45 and someone was there and was very courteous and helpful. Since it was nearly 4:00, we did not get to go into the blockhouse but did get to take a quick walk around the grounds and the museum.




Date August 1, 2016
Name Elijah
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City Macon
State Ga
Country United States
Comments For the past year, the Fort looks so much better and Mrs. Smith is a great tour guide - luckily has 1812 ancestors at Fort Hawkins.




Date June 12, 2016
Name Newton Collier
Email newtcoll@hotmai.com
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City Macon
State Georgia
Country USA
Comments Marty worked hard to make this happen.




Date May 10, 2016
Name Molly McLaughlin
Email rufuskin2011@yahoo.com
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City Jesup
State Ga.
Country USA
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Date January 10, 2016
Name Anthoney Hawkins
Email hawkinsanthoney@yahoo.com
Home Page Hawkins Family
City Saint Petersburg
State Florida
Country USA
Comments I love your websites thank you so much Mr.Hawkins




Date November 27, 2015
Name Martha Roland
Email roland.martha@yahoo.com
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Comments My mother Louise Cochran Gardner (now deceased)lived on Church Street across from the school and Fort Hawkins. Her father was a merchant and ran a grocery store at the corner of Church and Woolfort Street. She spoke frequently and fondly of her days as a young girl playing on the ground of Ft. Hawkins with her sister and friends.




Date November 1, 2015
Name Joel Whitehead
Email joelbwhiteheadjr@yahoo.com
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City GRAY
State Georgia
Country United States
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Date June 30, 2015
Name Marty Willett
Email 1martywillett@gmail.com
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City Macon
State Georgia
Country United States
Comments Rock the Fort on the 4th! GA CAR President Abby Garnett will be at Fort Hawkins on July 4th from 12-4 to raise funds for a new Visitor Center sign by selling fort merchandise and cold drinks. There will be plenty of rock n roll tunes so come on out and celebrate the 4th and help rock the fort on the 4th!




Date June 30, 2015
Name Ron Moseley
Email moseleyron@gmail.com
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City North Little Rock
State AR
Country USA
Comments Rev. Elijah Moseley was a direct relative and he fought and was wounded in the Calabee Creek Indian Battle, during the War of 1812.




Date June 27, 2015
Name Marty Willett
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Comments Since my heart attack, I have sadly taken an indefinite leave of absence from Fort Hawkins. Still hope to serve in the future as a consultant and program resource. While healing my beat up heart (5 stents!) I am vacationing with my sons and grandsons near Jax Beach - the Salt Life is good therapy! Keep in touch - note new email address - Love to you all and keep supporting Fort Hawkins! - Marty




Date June 21, 2015
Name Leslie "Gene" Kimberly
Email snuffysmith@woh.rr.com
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City Fairborn
State Ohio
Country USA
Comments My family lived on Main St and I attended Ft. Hawkins school in my 7th Grade year. Glad the Fort survived the school!!! My Friend, John C. Kitchens lived right across from the school. Congratulations on keeping the history alive.




Date May 26, 2015
Name Marty Willett
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Comments http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/macon-woman-searches-more-than-20-years-for-lost-r/14440/rIAPHx4l70-tNmzMqUgJvg FHC Friends - Click on the above attachment to enjoy WMGT Ch41's partial coverage of our 6th Annual Fort Hawkins Memorial Day Observance. This is more about the Fort Hill Ramble that was well attended and well received, but Ch 41 also covered the Noon Ceremony. Many thanks to those that participated with the Pledge of Allegiance being led by Abby Garnett, the new State President of the the Children of the American Revolution; followed by the USD 1812 Memorial Day Prayer by Echo Halstead Burrell, FHC Member and USD 1812 Member, whose ancestor, Jonathan Halsted died in service at Fort Hawkins in 1814 during the War of 1812; next "Why We Remember Memorial Day At Fort Hawkins" by Program Director Willett; with the closing prayer being offered by Rev. Alexander Newton, of Back to the Street Ministries on Woolfolk St.; and the flag protocol of half to full staff done by Color Guards John Goolsby and Michael Lynch, both




Date May 21, 2015
Name Jim & Elaine Conner
Email tobler_creek@bellsouth.net
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City Juliette
State Georgia
Country United States
Comments Always like to revisit the site and Fort Hawkins. Well done Marty




Date May 15, 2015
Name Marty Willett
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Comments Fort Hawkins 6th Annual Fort Hill Cemetery Memorial Day Observances, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, 736 Emery Highway, Macon, GA, Free Admission Join the Fort Hawkins Commission and other patriotic and veteran groups for a brief Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon around the new log cabin Visitors Center's commemorative flagpole. Visitors may then tour the new Visitor Center, 1930's three story Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. At 2:00 p.m. the first Fort Hill Cemetery Ramble will be offered to explore Macon's oldest burial ground. The tour will include the need to remember the up to 200 soldiers there in unknown graves especially on this special day. Graves of some of Macon's earliest settlers will be shared and visitors will walk upon part of the original Federal Road now one of the recognized "Places In Peril" in Georgia.




Date May 4, 2015
Name Charles Wells
Email cwells2826@aol.com
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City Macon
State Georgia
Country Jones
Comments My mother and I visited the visitors center for the first time this weekend. Very impressive. We really enjoyed everything. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the Fort Hawkins historical site.




Date April 24, 2015
Name Marty Willett
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Comments Fort Hawkins Artifact ID Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m., Fort Hawkins Historic Site, 736 Emery Highway, Macon, GA, Free Admission Help kick off the Society for Georgia Archaeologyís 2015 Archaeology Month with the annual Artifact ID Day at historic Fort Hawkins. The early American frontier fort and factory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an archaeological site. The Ocmulgee Archaeological Society will identify and document Native American artifacts that the public brings to the event. This year's event in the new log cabin Visitors Center will also encourage the public to bring fossils and civil war relics for identification.




Date April 22, 2015
Name marty willett
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Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Hawkins Remembers Civil War Conclusion The surrender of Macon to Gen. James Wilson on April 20, 1865 was symbolically recreated at Fort Hawkins as the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War concluded in Macon with the commemoration of Wilson's Raid and Occupation. Although not a Civil War fort, the early American frontier fort site did play a part in Macon's two successful defenses in 1864 with Stonemanís Raid in July and Kilpatrickís Raid in November. Archaeological evidence has documented that some of Wilsonís men with the 1st Ohio Calvary were stationed at the former fort site. Wilson would punish these men for celebrating the Union victory too exuberantly by throwing their live ammunition into their campfires. Although overshadowed by Shermanís March and the Surrender at Appomattox, Wilsonís Raid in 1865 was equally impressive with the destruction of Confederate resources and the capture of Selma, Montgomery (the Confederate Capitol), Columbus and Macon. After Maconís surrender, Wilsonís O




Date April 11, 2015
Name marty willett
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Comments Fort Hawkins Ends Wilson's Raid, April 18 & 19, 2015, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m., Fort Hawkins Historic Site, 736 Emery Highway, Macon, GA, Free Admission Although not a Civil War fort, Fort Hawkins, the early American frontier fort established in 1806 saw much action during the Civil War and was actually part of the third time Macon was threatened to be torched. Although General Lee had already surrendered at Appomattox, Union General James Wilson had begun raiding the heart of the deep South in 1865, burning part of Selma, Alabama, capturing and burning some of the Confederate Capitol of Montgomery, burning some of Columbus, Georgia, and presumably on his way to Macon to do the same. Under a flag of truce, Macon leaders, pointing out Lee's surrender, surrendered the city and Macon was spared the torch for a third time. Wilson occupied Macon on April 20 and sent some of his Ohio troops to guard the eastern part of the city atop the high hilltop of the former Fort Hawkins, whose higher ground had helped repel two Union attacks on




Date April 1, 2015
Name Marty Willett
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Comments 8th Annual Fort Hawkins Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 5, 2015, 6:30 a.m., Fort Hawkins Historic Site, 736 Emery Highway, Macon, GA, Free Admission - No Offering The Fort Hawkins Commission and the Interfaith Community of East Macon invite all to the 8th Annual Fort Hawkins Easter Sunrise Service atop the historic fort hill. Rev. Troy Young will be the featured speaker with a light reception following the service. Rain location will be New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Maynard Street.




Date March 26, 2015
Name Terri Avsec
Email tdogcruiser@gmail.com
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City Eastman
State GA
Country United States
Comments Very interesting - look forward to seeing the Visitor Center.




Date March 22, 2015
Name John Simms
Email sanjon3327@yahoo.com
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City Roberta
State Ga
Country Crawford
Comments Just a thank you for all your hard work.