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Fort McCreary - 1836



Marker ID: GHM 128-7
Location: At Omaha on Ga 39
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 8.588    W 085° 0.804
  32.14313767    -85.01339716
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA0CG
Fort McCreary - 1836 Marker
Photo by Sprinterman



Text:

One mile north of here is the site of Fort McCreary built for the defense of Georgia´s frontier along the Chattahoochee River. During the Creek Indian War of 1836 it was garrisoned by the U. S. soldiers and Georgia Volunteers under command of Gen. McClesky. A relief column from the Fort saved the day for Captain Garmany´s Company of Georgia Militia during a battle on the Shepherd plantation. Three unknown soldiers lie buried on the crest of the Fort which is now owned by Roanoke Chapter, D.A.R.

GHM 128-7 Georgia Historical Commission 1954



 
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Explore Southern History - The Battle of Shepherd's Plantation - Florence, Georgia
Wikipedia - The Creek War (1813–1814)
Our Georgia History - Georgia´s Forts




 

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