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Near Cusseta in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Hitchity

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Inscription. In February, 1836, after rumors of unrest among the Creek Indians and a report of 500 having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Bryants Ferry, 22 members of the Georgia Militia under Col. John H. Watson were sent out from Columbus to investigate the rumor. At the mouth of Upatoi Creek they found 40 armed Indians returning to the ferry. The Indians took cover immediately and commenced firing. After some firing on both sides two of the white men were killed and two wounded. The Militia left the field, returning to Columbus, and the Indians continued to their homes in Alabama. This fight became known as the Battle of Hitchity.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 16.133′ N, 84° 47.167′ W. Marker was near Cusseta, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker was at the intersection of Martha Berry Highway (U.S. 27) and River Bend Road, on the right when traveling south on Martha Berry Highway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cusseta GA 31805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Marker is missing.
are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cusseta School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Veterans (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kasihta (Cusseta) (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chattahoochee County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chattahoochee County Jail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Louvale Church Row (approx. 6.7 miles away); Antioch Institute (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fryar Field (approx. 9.7 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Cusseta.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Historical Society. Find out how you can help restore and replace this missing historical marker. (Submitted on March 4, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
4. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking north on US 27, toward Cusseta and Columbus
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
5. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking south on US 27 toward Lumpkin
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
6. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking west on River Bend Road toward the Chattahoochee River and the site of the battle.
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
7. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking north on US Highway 27 (right), with River Bend Road in the foreground. The view is identical to Picture 3.
 
 
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