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General James Screven Killed in Battle Here



Marker ID: GHM 089-17
Location: US 17/Ga 25 1.3 miles south of Midway
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 47.248    W 081° 26.134
  31.78746002    -81.43556745
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMG979
General James Screven Killed in Battle Here Marker
Photo by Markerman



Text:

On November 24, 1778, General James Screven was mortally wounded in a battle fought near this spot.

With General Screven in the action were Major James Jackson, Colonel John White, Capt. Celerine Brussard and Capt. Edward Young, with 100 Continentals and 20 Mounted Militia, against a force of 400 British Regulars, Refugees and Indians under Col. James Mark Prevost and Col. Daniel McGirth. General Screven died from his wounds the following day.

GHM 089-17 Georgia Historical Commission 1957



 

 

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