Historic Markers Across Georgia

British Army Crossing

Marker ID: GHM 124-4
Location: Brier Creek Bridge in Millhaven, 3 mi NW of Ga 24
County: Screven
Coordinates: N 32° 56.014    W 081° 39.005
  32.93356    -81.65009
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7WE7
British Army Crossing Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On the morning of March 2nd, 1779, the British Command of Lieut.-Col. Prevost reached the west bank of the creek here after an all night march from Hudson`s Ferry. The bridge had been destroyed by Col. Leonard Marbury`s Dragons guarding the rear of Gen. Ashe`s troops bivouacked at Freeman-Miller Bridge 15 miles south.

Infantry and horse forded the stream, engaged and defeated Marbury`s Dragons, capturing some while others escaped over Burton`s Ferry. Marbury`s message to Ashe was intercepted. Prevost`s troops and artillery crossed on pontoons before day of the 3rd, and arrived at the surprised Ashe`s rear by 3:00 P.M.

GHM 124-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1953

British Army Crossing
Photo by Ken Moser


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