“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid

Ocmulgee National Monument

Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
1. Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Macon, Georgia was a thriving city, serving as a major transportation, medical, and manufacturing center. In 1864, Federal officers were being held at Camp Oglethorpe, a prisoner of war camp. Two battles were fought in Macon; both battles took place here at the Dunlap farm. The first battle occurred on July 30, 1864 and is known as the Battle of Dunlap Hill. The second battle occurred on November 20-21, 1864 and is known as the Battle of Walnut Creek. Never taken by force, the city surrendered to Federal forces on April 20, 1865, nine days after General Robert E. Leeís surrender.

In the summer of 1864, during the siege of Atlanta, Union Cavalry General George Stoneman conducted a raid on Central Georgia cutting the Confederate supply line and the Central Georgia railroad. Stoneman and his troops destroyed everything in their path on the way to Macon. Stonemanís personal mission was to destroy the city and free Union officers imprisoned at Camp Oglethorpe. Fighting took place on July 30th when Stoneman ordered the city bombarded and his troops to advance. One shell that was fired struck the home of Judge Asa Holt, now known as the Cannonball House. Confederate troops under General Howell Cobb formed in East Macon and repelled the Union attack. Unable to take the city, Stoneman retreated, and was stopped
Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
2. Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid Marker
Marker listed located on right side of photo. Left side photo is The Dunlap House
in an all day battle at Sunshine Church, near Clinton. There, Stoneman was captured and taken to Camp Oglethorpe becoming the highest ranking Union officer to be captured in the war. After the battle, the Confederates constructed a U-shaped earthwork in the yard of the Dunlap house to protect the Walnut Creek railroad trestle from future attacks. During November 20-21, 1864 the earthwork served its purpose during the battle of Walnut Creek. Today, the earthwork is still visible.
Erected 2013 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 50.482′ N, 83° 36.127′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Ocmulgee National Park Road 0.2 miles south of Emery Highway (U.S. 23/80), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker located on the grounds of Ocmulgee National Monument Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dunlap House (here, next to this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battles of Dunlap Farm (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (about 700 feet away); Fort Hawkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.8 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
More about this marker. This marker is conjoined with a different National Park Service marker titled "The Dunlap House"
Regarding Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid. These markers were dedicated in the spring of 2013. At the same time two Georgia metal roadside markers were relocated from outside the park to within 75 feet of these National Park Service markers. (The Dunlap House 011-3 and Battles of Dunlap Farm 011-5).
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016.
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