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Thanks to Jason Stanford, our new GBSHHA Facebook page is off and running! He made me an "admin". That means that both of us can add, change, or delete "about " information, for instance, as well as either post items that show up under our own names or as being posted by General Barton and Stovall History Heritage Association.

In the span of one week, our GBSHHA Facebook page already has 20 followers or "likes", however, we are reaching a wider audience. Friends of Camp McDonald Park Facebook page has "liked" us and is now commenting on and sharing the historic references that we are posting daily. That means all of their 207 followers see what is posted on our FB page, and that will help spread the word about GBSHHA! The appeal is apparent, factual details from 150 years ago are worth sharing and now the pressure is on us to keep posting them. Posted items on Friends of Camp McDonald Park Facebook page currently run in the range of "hey, the weather is great in Kennesaw" to "only three days til the weekend" and they post a lot of pictures of squirrels, rabbits, and birds because they a plentiful in the park.

While looking around the Friends of Camp McDonald website http://www.campmcdonaldpark.org/, I see under their History tab that our regiments are not mentioned though Phillips Legion is. I will send them a paragraph about our guys and ask if they will include it.

Our GBSHHA Facebook page also "likes" the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, and Friends of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. We visited the Southern Museum in Kennesaw, home of The General, in 2008. With more than 7,750 followers receiving their Facebook posts, hopefully, they will also begin sharing ours. The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans has 527 Facebook followers or "likes", the SC Relic Room, which we visited last year, has over 2,000, and Perryville Battlefield has 275. Please send Jason stanchevy@yahoo.com or I kay@franklin-sarrett.comyour suggestions for other appropriate Facebook pages to "like" .

To see our GBSHHA Facebook page, you have to join Facebook.


A lot of people don't "do" Facebook, but this is a good time if you're interested in seeing what it's all about. It's free. Once you join, it begins asking a lot of personal question, which you do not have to answer (now or ever) to use it. The most important thing is to prevent your account from being hacked, so in Account Settings, set Security > Secure Browsing > Enabled. Also, be careful playing games and using apps. Some may disagree with me but I believe these activities may allow the wrong people to gain access to your computer. Games or apps are not "required" to be a Facebook user and I don't participate in them.

After your account is set up, search for General Barton and Stovall History Heritage Association and "like" us and also please leave a comment letting us know what you think.