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Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General James Screven

Killed in Battle Here

 
 
General James Screven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. General James Screven Marker
Inscription. On November 24, 1778, General James Screven was mortally wounded in a battle fought near this spot.

With General Screven in the action were Major James Jackson, Colonel John White, Capt. Celerine Brusard and Capt. Edward Young, with 100 Continentals and 20 Mounted Miltia, against a force of 400 British Regulars, Refugees and Indians under Col. James Mark Prevost and Col. Daniel McGirth. General Screven died from his wounds the following day.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 89-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 47.23′ N, 81° 26.123′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of South Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) and Mamies Road, on the right when traveling north on South Coastal Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunbury and Fort Morris (approx. 0.9 miles away); Savannah-New Inverness Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Sunbury Road
General James Screven Marker, looking north along US 17 (S. Coastal Hwy.) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. General James Screven Marker, looking north along US 17 (S. Coastal Hwy.)
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Button Gwinnett (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nathan Brownson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brigadier General Daniel Stewart (approx. 1.3 miles away); Road to Sunbury (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Lyman Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midway.
 
Also see . . .  Quarterman Family: Gen. James Screven (c1744-1778). General Screven was wounded and captured; he died while in the hands of the enemy. (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
General James Screven Marker looking Southward along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. General James Screven Marker looking Southward along US 17
General James Screven Marker at Midway Cemetery( Coordinates:31.805984, -81.431072) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 8, 2008
4. General James Screven Marker at Midway Cemetery( Coordinates:31.805984, -81.431072)
This Stone Marks The Spot Where Repose
The Remains Of
Brigadier General
James Screven

In recognition of whose life
and services
The Congress
of the
United States
has reared a monument in
this cemetery
The Congress
of the
United States
has reared a monument in
this cemetery
He was a gallant officer who though but twenty eight years of age at the
time of his death had attained the
rank od Brigadier General.He fell
covered with wounds,at Sunbury,
near this spot, on the 22nd day of
November, 1778, and died from the
effects of his wounds on the 24th
day of November, 1778. He was a native
of Liberty County and a devout
member of Midway Congregational Church
General James Screven Monument, at Midway Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. General James Screven Monument, at Midway Church Cemetery
 
 
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