Millhaven in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
British Army Crossing
Infantry and horse forded the stream, engaged and defeated Marbury's Dragons, capturing some while others escaped over Burton's Ferry. Marbury's message to Ashe was intercepted. Prevost's troops and artillery crossed on pontoons before day of the 3rd, and arrived at the surprised Ashe's rear by 3:00 P.M.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 56.014′ N, 81° 39.005′ W. Marker is in Millhaven, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Millhaven Road and Gin House Road, on the right when traveling south on Millhaven Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paris' Mill (here, next to this marker); Old Quaker Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); 1827 Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Brick (Bethel) Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sardis Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Jacksonboro (approx. 7.5 miles away); John Abbot (approx. 7.5 miles away); Washington's Route (approx. 7.5 miles away).
Also see . . . Battle of Brier Creek. The crossing was part of a campaign which culminated in the battle of Brier Creek on March 3.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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