Historic Markers Across Georgia



Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station



Marker ID: GHM 075-7
Location: on US 19/41 just South of Richard Petty Boulevard / Woosley Rd., Hampton, GA.
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 33° 22.742    W 084° 18.007
  33.379033    -84.300117
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM41YT
Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station Marker  



Text:

On November 16, 1864, Murray´s brigade of Kilpatrick´s cavalry [Federal] struck the advance of Iverson´s cavalry [Confederate] at Lovejoy´s Station, 4 miles North and drove it south to Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 1 mile East where Iverson halted to reform his smaller command.

At noon, Atkins´ brigade took the lead. Upon his approach, Iverson posted his men hastily behind light rail barricades; but Atkins charged with the 10th Ohio Cavalry in advance, broke through the flimsy defenses, captured 20 prisoners, and drove Iverson toward Griffen (11 miles south).

GHM 075-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1957



 

 

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