British Army Crossing

British Army Crossing (HM79U)

Location: Sylvania, GA 30467 Screven County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 56.014', W 81° 39.005'

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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.
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HM NumberHM79U
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number124-4
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 439225 N 3644109
Decimal Degrees32.93356667, -81.65008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.014', W 81° 39.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 0.84" N, 81° 39' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6-8 Milhaven Rd, Sylvania GA 30467, US
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