The Burning of Darien

The Burning of Darien (HMVXE)

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

N 31° 22.144', W 81° 26.06'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
On June 11, 1863 the seaport of Darien was vandalized and burned by Federal forces stationed on nearby St. Simons Island. The town was largely deserted, most of its 500 residents having sough refuge inland. Lost were public buildings, churches, businesses and most private residences. Conducting the raid were units comprised of among the first African-American troops to serve the Union cause, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers under Col. Robert G. Shaw, and the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers under Col. James Montgomery. The burning of Darien, undefended and of little strategic importance, was one of the most controversial events of the Civil War.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number95-2
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and Lower Altamaha Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458696 N 3470586
Decimal Degrees31.36906667, -81.43433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.144', W 81° 26.06'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 8.64" N, 81° 26' 3.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 162 North Way, Darien GA 31305, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Methodists at Darien
0.04 miles
Oglethorpe Oak
0.07 miles
McIntosh County
0.07 miles
Fort King George
0.07 miles
0.07 miles
The Oglethorpe Oak
0.08 miles
New Inverness
0.09 miles
Port of Darien
0.09 miles
Fort Darien
0.09 miles
Vernon Square
0.1 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?