The Georgia Military Institute located in Marietta, Georgia
was established in 1851 and quickly grew to become the "West Point
of the South." The cadets participated in the Battle of Resaca and
defended Milledgeville and Savannah during Sherman's March to the
Sea. The School was destroyed by Sherman during the occupation of
Atlanta on November 13, 1864 and was never rebuilt.
alumnus of the school formed the "Dragon's Teeth" of the Confederate
army. The G.M.I. corps of cadets served honorably and faithfully
with the Confederate army from May 1864 - May 1865. They fought at
Resaca, Atlanta, Oconee Bridge, Ogeecheee creek, and served in the
trenches around Savannah. They were the last organized body of
Southern soldiers east of the Mississippi to receive orders from the
Confederate army. They became the last unit in the east to disband
on May 20, 1865 in Augusta, Georgia.
The site of the Institute is now the Marietta Conference Center
and Golf Course.