Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Post in 1864



Marker ID: GHM 095-32
Location: US 17/Ga 25, 0.2 mi S of the South Newport River, S. Newport
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 38.404    W 081° 23.685
  31.64007448    -81.39475823
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QYN
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County.

On the night of August 18th, the post was attacked by Federal Troops coming up the South Newport River. Of Company F, less than 20 men escaped death or capture. Five civilian prisoners were taken also, and the Bridge over the South Newport River was burned.

GHM 095-32 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957




Confederate Post in 1864
Photo by Mike Stroud



 

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