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South Newport in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate Post in 1864
 
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker
 
Inscription. Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County.

On the night of August 18th, the post was attacked by Federal Troops coming up the South Newport River. Of Company F, less than 20 men escaped death or capture. Five civilian prisoners were taken also, and the Bridge over the South Newport River was burned.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 38.404′ N, 81° 23.685′ W. Marker is in South Newport, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Coastal Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. 0.2 mi South of the South Newport River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend GA 31331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Newport Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 1.5 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4.5 miles away); Rice Hope (approx. 6.3 miles away); John Houstoun McIntosh (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Newport.
 
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking south Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
2. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking south
 

 
Also see . . .  Roll of Company "F" 3rd Regiment. South Carolina Cavalry,Confederate States Army (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking north along US 17 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
3. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking north along US 17
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 955 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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