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Double Bridges

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Double Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Double Bridges Marker
Inscription. An ante-bellum Alabama Rd. crossing of Flint River at Owens Island, 1.25 mi. N. of the old DuBignon Ferry & 2.5 mi. N.E. of this point.

Wilsonís Cav. seized Columbus Apr. 16, 1865. On the 17th, Mintyís div. was sent to blaze a trail to Macon. Minty sent the 4th Mich. & 3d Ohio Cav. under Col. B. D. Pritchard on a night march to secure the Flint River crossing at Double Bridges, guarded by 50 Georgia Cavalry Reserves, under Maj. N.C. Osborn. Pritchard, in a surprise attack, with overwhelming forces, seized the island and the two bridges.

Wilsonís Raiders followed Apr. 18-19, via Talbotton, Belleview, Pleasant Hill & Thomaston.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 130-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 49.033′ N, 84° 28.883′ W. Marker is in Woodland, Georgia, in Talbot County. Marker is on Pleasant Hill Street (Georgia Route 36) 0 miles west of Double Bridges Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands in front of Pleasant Hill Manor, c. 1834. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland GA 31836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Double Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
2. Double Bridges Marker
Pleasant Hill Manor is visible in the distance.
are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Belleview (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Cove Gorges of the Flint (approx. 9.9 miles away); Pettigrew-White-Stamps House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Straus Home Site (approx. 10.2 miles away); Upson County (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Straus Home Site (approx. 10.2 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 10.2 miles away); Talbot County (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Double Bridges Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Double Bridges Marker
Looking east on GA Highway 36 toward the intersection with Double Bridges Road (visible in the distance) and the Flint River.
Pleasant Hill Manor image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
4. Pleasant Hill Manor
The home was built in 1834. Minty's Division and Wilson's Cavalry passed by the home on April 17-19, 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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