Near Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
That evening, they camped near Ballís Ferry (2 miles NW); but upon learning of a threat to his family, which was on a converging route some hours ahead, Mr. Davis decided to press on. After an all night ride over unfamiliar roads, he found them near the home of Mr. E. J. Blackshear, 10 miles north of Dublin, on the road leading south from this point.
After a hard journey via Dublin and Abbeville, they camped a mile N of Irwinville (93 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 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,” forever dead.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 46.743′ N, 82° 55.606′ W. Marker is near Oconee, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 57 and Georgia Route 68, on the right when traveling west on State Route 57. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oconee GA 31067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 5.5 miles away); Irwinís Crossroad (approx. 7 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 8.9 miles away); Toomsboro (approx. 9.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Robert Toombs (approx. 9.5 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 9.8 miles away); Sherman and Hardee at Tennille (approx. 12.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oconee.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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