Fort Grierson

Fort Grierson (HM69F)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.727', W 81° 58.209'

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Approximate location of Ft. Grierson, named after British Lt. Col. James Grierson, who commanded a temporary stronghold at this place during occupation of Augusta by the British under Col. Brown from May, 1780, to June, 1781. After a rendezvous between Richard Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, approaching from Sand Bar Ferry with General Elijah Clarke, and General Andrew Pickens, approaching from the North and West, the fort was invested and, after vigorous attack, Grierson attempted to escape with his garrison under protection of the river bank to Fort Cornwallis (site of present St. Paul`s Church). Few escaped; Grierson was captured and while a prisoner, was shot by an unknown Georgia rifleman.
HM NumberHM69F
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-4
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 409863 N 3704787
Decimal Degrees33.47878333, -81.97015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.727', W 81° 58.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 43.62" N, 81° 58' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 11th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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