Post Headquarters — JAG

Post Headquarters — JAG (HM12YP)

Location: Cusseta, GA 31905 Chattahoochee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.033', W 84° 57.633'

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1911-2009

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On this site stood Building 5, the first permanent Post HQ building and later the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Building. Built in 1911 as a dairy creamery, it became the Officers' Mess in 1919. In 1924 it became the Post HQ, headed by the Garrison Commander. Major tenants included: Infantry School HQ (until 1935), General Staff, Chaplain, legal offices, and Infantry Test Board. In 1964 Post HQ relocated and it became the JAG Building. From 1948 to 2009, thousands of courts-martial were held here, including U.S. v. Calley (1971).

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Building 5 expanded several times during its 98-year existence. The 1911 creamery was a 50 x 75 foot brick building for a dairy farm. In 1925, as Post HQ, a second brick building with a connecting corridor was added. WWII mobilization required more floor space. In 1943, the brick buildings were merged and a large wing added, tripling the building's size. A courtroom was built within the wing in 1948. The building was destroyed by arson on Feb 6, 2009.
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HM NumberHM12YP
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and Environmental Management Division, Fort Benning
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 691882 N 3582968
Decimal Degrees32.36721667, -84.96055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.033', W 84° 57.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 1.98" N, 84° 57' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283-299 Kries St, Cusseta GA 31905, US
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