Sandersville in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
That evening, they camped near Balls Ferry (17 miles SW); but upon learning of a threat to his family, which was on a converging route some hours ahead, Mr. Davis decided to press on and, after an all night ride over strange roads, he found them near the home of Mr. E. J. Blackshear, 10 miles north of Dublin.
After a hard journey via Dublin and Abbeville, they camped a mile N of Irwinville (110 miles SW) in the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park. At dawn on May 10th, his camp was surrounded by men of the 1st Wisconsin and the 4th Michigan cavalry regiments [US] and he became a “state prisoner,” his hopes for a new nation in which each state would exercise without interference its cherished “Constitutional rights”
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 58.508′ N, 82° 48.554′ W. Marker is in Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on South Harris Street (Georgia Route 15) 0 miles south of Newman Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandersville GA 31082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saunder’s Store (approx. half a mile away); Rev. J. D. Anthony (approx. half a mile away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governor Thomas W. Hardwick (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tennille (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandersville.
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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