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

Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp

 
 
Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker
Inscription. In November of 1778, Lieut. Col. James Mark Prevost, with 100 British Regulars, and 300 Refugees and Indians under McGirth, crossed the Altamaha River and moved into Georgia, killing or taking prisoner all men they found, and ravaging the plantations. Continental troops and Militia marched against them. Near this spot, where the old Savannah to Darien road crossed Bulltown Swamp, a small detachment of Mounted Militia, Col. John Baker commanding, met and fought a delaying action with the invaders. Colonel Baker, Captain Cooper and William Goulding were wounded.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 39.508′ N, 81° 23.802′ W. Marker is in South Newport, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on South Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) 0.2 miles north of Interstate 95, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riceboro GA 31323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Post in 1864 (approx. 1.3 miles away); South Newport Baptist Church
Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker, looking north along US 17, Ga 25 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker, looking north along US 17, Ga 25
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 2.8 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 3.2 miles away); Woodmanston Plantation (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Newport.
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary War Raids & Skirmishes in 1778. Scroll down to November 26, 1778 for information about skirmishes inthe Bulltown Swamp area. (Submitted on February 13, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker, looking south along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp Marker, looking south along US 17
In the distance Exit 67 , I-95 can be seen
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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