Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Culloden



Marker ID: GHM 102-5
Location: At the cemetery on Church St in Culloden, off old US 341
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 32° 51.975    W 084° 5.714
  32.86624809    -84.09523535
Waymark: None
 



Text:

On April 19, 1865, a part of Wilson´s Federal Raiders, moving toward Macon, encountered the ´Worrill Grays´ near this spot. The ´Grays,´ numbering less than 200 men, fought a magnificent battle, greatly outnumbered. After a two-hour battle they finally yielded to the superior force, leaving their dead and wounded in Federal hands. So fierce was the fighting that the two men in the 17th Indiana (mounted) Infantry who captured the flag of this fighting unit, were awarded Medals of Honor by the United States Government.

GHM 102-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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