Double Bridges

Double Bridges (HMPL4)

Location: Woodland, GA 31836 Talbot County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 49.033', W 84° 28.883'

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An ante-bellum Alabama Rd. crossing of Flint River at Owens Island, 1.25 mi. N. of the old DuBignon Ferry & 2.5 mi. N.E. of this point.

Wilson's Cav. seized Columbus Apr. 16, 1865. On the 17th, Minty's div. was sent to blaze a trail to Macon. Minty sent the 4th Mich. & 3d Ohio Cav. under Col. B. D. Pritchard on a night march to secure the Flint River crossing at Double Bridges, guarded by 50 Georgia Cavalry Reserves, under Maj. N.C. Osborn. Pritchard, in a surprise attack, with overwhelming forces, seized the island and the two bridges.

Wilson's Raiders followed Apr. 18-19, via Talbotton, Belleview, Pleasant Hill & Thomaston.
HM NumberHMPL4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number130-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735794 N 3633833
Decimal Degrees32.81721667, -84.48138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.033', W 84° 28.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 1.98" N, 84° 28' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4774 Pleasant Hill St, Woodland GA 31836, US
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