Historic Markers Across Georgia



Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp



Marker ID: GHM 089-16
Location: US 17/Ga 25, 6 miles south of Riceboro
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 39.703    W 081° 23.879
  31.66171434    -81.39799088
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF3G3
Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker
Photo by Markerman



Text:

In November of 1778, Lieut. Col. James Mark Prevost, with 100 British Regulars, and 300 Refugees and Indians under McGirth, crossed the Altamaha River and moved into Georgia, killing or taking prisoner all men they found, and ravaging the plantations. Continental troops and Militia marched against them. Near this spot, where the old Savannah to Darien road crossed Bulltown Swamp, a small detachment of Mounted Militia, Col. John Baker commanding, met and fought a delaying action with the invaders. Colonel Baker, Captain Cooper and William Goulding were wounded.

GHM 089-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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