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Battle of Brushy Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
Inscription. Near here, in July, 1836, a battalion of Georgia militia under command of Major Michael Young, defeated a band of Indians in the Battle of Brushy Creek. In pursuit of the Indians, who had been raiding the frontier as they fled into Florida, the soldiers came upon them in the fork of Big Warrior Creek and Little River and drove them into the swamp. A general engagement followed, fought over a distance of 3 miles, through cypress ponds and dense canebrakes. The result was victory for the militia, with 2 killed, 9 wounded. Of the enemy, 23 were killed, many wounded and 18 prisoners captured.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 037-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 14.604′ N, 83° 27.921′ W. Marker is in Lenox, Georgia, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 75 at milepost 46 and (Northbound) Rest Area #5, on the right when traveling north on Interstate 75. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Rest Area building, reached from the northbound lanes of I-75. Marker is in this post office area: Lenox GA 31637, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Battle of Brushy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reed Bingham State Park Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cook County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 7.8 miles away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Battle of Brushy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 12 times this year. 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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