The Capture of Covington

The Capture of Covington (HM9QI)

Location: Covington, GA 30014 Newton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.772', W 83° 51.744'

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On July 22, 1864, Union Cavalry from Wilder's and Minty's Brigades, armed with Spencer repeating rifles, entered Covington under orders of General Kenner Garrard. As the Battle of Atlanta raged to the west, Covington was unprotected by Confederate troops. Covington citizen Presley Jones fired at the soldiers and was shot for killing two Union men. Troops also executed George Daniel, a furloughed Confederate soldier suspected of resistance. The Federal cavalrymen then destroyed or took with them anything useful to the Confederate war effort before riding on to Oxford.
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HM NumberHM9QI
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number107-1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, Main Street Covington, Management Services Network, and the Newton County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 234376 N 3721058
Decimal Degrees33.59620000, -83.86240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.772', W 83° 51.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 46.32" N, 83° 51' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1182 Washington St SW, Covington GA 30014, US
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