Historic Markers Across Georgia



Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864



Marker ID: GHM 095-33
Location: US 17/Ga 25 8.8 miles north of Darien
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 29.543    W 081° 26.689
  31.49239122    -81.44481314
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3JMG
Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



Text:

Near here, in Ebenezer Church, 23 old men were captured by Federal troops on the night of August 3rd, 1864. These civilians, too old for military service, were the sold protection of McIntosh County, which was constantly being plundered by forces from blockade gunboats.

Advised of the meeting by spies, Federal troops surrounded the church in the darkness and opened fire. The old men were captured and marched overland to Blue and Hall Landing near Darien, where they were put on board ship and taken to northern prisons.

GHM 095-33 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957




Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864
Photo by Mike Stroud



 

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