Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Narrows



Marker ID: GHM 006-3B
Location: City park on northbound lanes of US 441 34°29.423N, 83°31.969W
County: Banks
Coordinates: N 34° 29.423    W 083° 31.969
  34.490383    -83.53281
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5DX
Battle of Narrows  Marker  



Text:

This battle was fought Oct. 12, 1864 between Confederate troops and Union cavalry in the nearby mountain pass.

A Confederate victory saved Habersham county from pilaging by Union troops and camp followers and also saved grain fields for Confederate troops. There was a [CS] drill field near the site of the battle.

Some historians have called this the "Battle of Currahee" because it was fought in sight of Currahee mountain. Casualties were small and the wounded were cared for by neighbors.

GHM 006-3B GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

Battle of Narrows


 

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