Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Breakfast Branch



Marker ID: GHM 156-5
Location: US 129 at County Rd 70 south of Abbeville, GA
County: Wilcox
Coordinates: N 31° 56.284    W 083° 16.409
  31.93807198    -83.27347621
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAA7R
Battle of Breakfast Branch Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Near this spot on March 9, 1818, 34 men of the Telfair County Militia, commanded by Major Josiah D. Cawthon, engaged about 60 Creek Indians in combat. Four Indians and five whites, including Capt. Benjamin Mitchell Griffin were killed. Three whites, including Mark Willcox (later Major General), were wounded. Willcox was saved by Nat Statham and Wiley Ellison who carried him back to the Ocmulgee river while under fire. This was the last battle between Indians and whites in this vicinity.

GHM 156-5 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1987




Battle of Breakfast Branch
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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