Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp

Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (HMAHF)

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

N 31° 39.508', W 81° 23.802'

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In November of 1778, Lieut. Col. James Mark Prevost, with 100 British Regulars, and 300 Refugees and Indians under McGirth, crossed the Altamaha River and moved into Georgia, killing or taking prisoner all men they found, and ravaging the plantations. Continental troops and Militia marched against them. Near this spot, where the old Savannah to Darien road crossed Bulltown Swamp, a small detachment of Mounted Militia, Col. John Baker commanding, met and fought a delaying action with the invaders. Colonel Baker, Captain Cooper and William Goulding were wounded.
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HM NumberHMAHF
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number089-16
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462391 N 3502648
Decimal Degrees31.65846667, -81.39670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 39.508', W 81° 23.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 39' 30.48" N, 81° 23' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Ocean Hwy, Townsend GA 31331, US
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