History

Do You Know Our History?

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, GA, February 18, 2013, By CPL Eric Tedder - Did you know that the National Guard traces its beginning to December 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the formation of three militia regiments? Did you also know that Georgia traces the beginning of its own […]

Georgia State Defense Force History

Battle of Kettle Creek, 1779

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, GA, February 3, 2013, By CPL Eric Tedder – In 1733, James Oglethorpe established Georgia, the thirteenth American colony. Oglethorpe knew the threat of a Spanish invasion from Florida was imminent. In response Oglethorpe organized and trained a militia force in the colony that would be ready to respond at the first […]

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