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West Point in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of West Point

April 16, 1865

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Battle of West Point Marker
Inscription. 800 yds. Northwest is the site of Fort Tyler ~ last Confederate fort to fall in the War Between the States. A force of Union cavalry captured Fort Tyler after an 8 hour siege.

19 Confederate engines and 340 [CS] railroad cars loaded with commissary supplies, cotton goods, machinery and leather were destroyed near West Point.

Railroad and wagon bridges which spanned the Chattahoochee river near this point were burned before Federal forces [US] moved eastward to Macon.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.623′ N, 85° 10.962′ W. Marker is in West Point, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue (U.S. 29) and 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on 2nd Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Daughters of the Confederacy" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tyler (approx. 0.3 miles away); More Enduring Than Marble
Battle of West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Battle of West Point Marker
Looking north on US Highway 29; the road curves east to cross the Chattahoochee River.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Tyler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Tenth Street School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama (approx. 0.8 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Tyler. An excellent website with comprehensive details of the Battle of West Point. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Battle of West Point Marker
Looking south on US Highway 29 at the intersection with 8th Street and beyond that, the Alabama State Line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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