The Burning of Darien

The Burning of Darien (HMVXE)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 22.144', W 81° 26.06'

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On June 11, 1863 the seaport of Darien was vandalized and burned by Federal forces stationed on nearby St. Simons Island. The town was largely deserted, most of its 500 residents having sough refuge inland. Lost were public buildings, churches, businesses and most private residences. Conducting the raid were units comprised of among the first African-American troops to serve the Union cause, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers under Col. Robert G. Shaw, and the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers under Col. James Montgomery. The burning of Darien, undefended and of little strategic importance, was one of the most controversial events of the Civil War.
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HM NumberHMVXE
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number95-2
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and Lower Altamaha Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458696 N 3470586
Decimal Degrees31.36906667, -81.43433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.144', W 81° 26.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 8.64" N, 81° 26' 3.60" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 162 North Way, Darien GA 31305, US
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