The Mayham Tower

The Mayham Tower (HM6B4)

Location: Augusta, GA 30901 Richmond County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 28.601', W 81° 57.872'

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Approximately at this place, May 28-31, 1781, a Mayham tower was erected by the American forces commanded by General Andrew Pickens and Lt. Colonel "Light Horse Harry" Lee, who was besieging Fort Cornwallis, located on the present site of Saint Paul`s Church, held by a British garrison under Colonel Thomas Brown.

At the top of this tower constructed of logs filled in with earth, an embrasure was cut and a six-pounder gun was lifted into position which from elevation was able to rake the interior of the fort, so that the besieged had to dig holes for their protection, and on June 5, the British garrison of 300 surrendered to Major Rudolph, whom tradition identifies as the later Marshal Ney. Thereafter, Augusta and all of North and Central Georgia remained in American hands until the end of the War.
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HM NumberHM6B4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number121-23
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:21am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410383 N 3704550
Decimal Degrees33.47668333, -81.96453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.601', W 81° 57.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 36.06" N, 81° 57' 52.32" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-98 8th St, Augusta GA 30901, US
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