Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864

Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 (HM6RI)

Location: Townsend, GA 31331 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 29.543', W 81° 26.689'

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Near here, in Ebenezer Church, 23 old men were captured by Federal troops on the night of August 3rd, 1864. These civilians, too old for military service, were the sole protection of McIntosh County, which was constantly being plundered by forces from blockade gunboats.

Advised of the meeting by spies, Federal troops surrounded the church in the darkness and opened fire. The old men were captured and marched overland to Blue and Hall Landing near Darien, where they were put on board ship and taken to northern prisons.
HM NumberHM6RI
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number095-33
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457754 N 3484258
Decimal Degrees31.49238333, -81.44481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 29.543', W 81° 26.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 29' 32.58" N, 81° 26' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 303 Churchill Rd, Townsend GA 31331, US
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