Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Stoneman Raid
At the bridge over Middle Oconee River (4 miles SW), they were stopped by Home Guard units with artillery. Unable to cross, they turned west: Capron on the Hog Mountain Road through Jug Tavern (Winder), and Adams on roads farther north by which he reached the Union lines near Marietta without further loss.
While resting his exhausted command briefly at Kingís Tanyard (NW of Winder), Capron was surprised before dawn on the 3rd by Williamís Kentucky brigade [CS]. About 430 men were captured, Capron himself and a few others escaping through the woods. The prisoners were brought to Athens by Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge, 9th Kentucky Cavalry, and held under guard on the college campus until they could be sent to the prison at Andersonville.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.433′ N, 83° 22.632′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street (U.S. 78) and South Lumpkin Street, on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Red and Black (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herty Field (about 600 feet away); University of Georgia (about 600 feet away); Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (about 600 feet away); First Flight in Georgia (about 600 feet away); Robert Toombs Oak (about 600 feet away); First Garden Club (about 800 feet away); Abraham Baldwin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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