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Fort Grierson

 
 
Fort Grierson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Fort Grierson Marker
Inscription. Approximate location of Ft. Grierson, named after British Lt. Col. James Grierson, who commanded a temporary stronghold at this place during occupation of Augusta by the British under Col. Brown from May, 1780, to June, 1781. After a rendezvous between Richard Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, approaching from Sand Bar Ferry with General Elijah Clarke, and General Andrew Pickens, approaching from the North and West, the fort was invested and, after vigorous attack, Grierson attempted to escape with his garrison under protection of the river bank to Fort Cornwallis (site of present St. Paul`s Church). Few escaped; Grierson was captured and while a prisoner, was shot by an unknown Georgia rifleman.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.727′ N, 81° 58.209′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street and Reynolds Street on 11th Street. Click for map. Alongside Augusta Fire Station No. 3. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1099 Reynolds Street, Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Fort Grierson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
2. Fort Grierson Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ware High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield Baptist Church Birthplace of Morehouse College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaFayette Visits Augusta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paine College Founding Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jessye Norman (approx. mile away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute (approx. mile away); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Grierson Marker at Firehouse No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Fort Grierson Marker at Firehouse No. 3
Fort Grierson Marker, seen from Reynolds Street, traveling east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
4. Fort Grierson Marker, seen from Reynolds Street, traveling east
 
 
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