Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp



Marker ID: GHM 004-2
Location: Ga 37 at Clear Lake Road, 3.3 mi S of Calhoun County line
County: Baker
Coordinates: N 31° 23.321    W 084° 28.892
  31.388683    -84.48153
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6P5R
Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp  Marker
Photo by huntinkat



Text:

Near here in Chickasawachee Swamp a decisive battle of the Southern Indian Wars was fought July 3, 1836. About 300 warriors were entrenched on an island in the swamp, after a raid in which they killed several settlers. A force of militia under command of Col. Thomas Beall followed them into the swamp and a fierce battle was fought. A number of Indians were killed, and 13 soldiers wounded, 1 mortally. A large amount of plunder taken on the raid on Roanoke was recovered here. This battle broke the Indians´ march into Florida, and scattered their main force into small parties.

GHM 004-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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