Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Stoneman Raid
Clear of the field, both brigades marched toward Eatonton. At Murder Creek (8 miles SW), Capron moved toward Madison and camped north of the Monticello road. Adams continued toward Eatonton, but paused here only to loot food and grain stocks, aware of probable pursuit. Late that night, he camped about five miles north.
Beyond Madison (22 miles N), where he burned large stocks of army supplies, he was joined next afternoon by Capron, who had marched via Rutledge (9 miles W of Madison). They made camp “twelve miles from the bridge crossing the Oconee
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 117-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 19.55′ N, 83° 23.35′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on West Marion Street (Georgia Route 16) 0.1 miles west of South Jefferson Avenue (U.S. 441), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands on the lawn of the Putnam County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Eatonton GA 31024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bronson House (about 600 feet away); Site of John C. Mason's Dwelling House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Eatonton.
More about this marker. The marker is numbered 117-5 in error; it appears on state records as 117-6.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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