Confederate Post in 1864

Confederate Post in 1864 (HM6U7)

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

N 31° 38.404', W 81° 23.685'

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Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County.

On the night of August 18th, the post was attacked by Federal Troops coming up the South Newport River. Of Company F, less than 20 men escaped death or capture. Five civilian prisoners were taken also, and the Bridge over the South Newport River was burned.
HM NumberHM6U7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number095-32
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462568 N 3500608
Decimal Degrees31.64006667, -81.39475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 38.404', W 81° 23.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 38' 24.24" N, 81° 23' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 GA-25, Darien GA 31305, US
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