Near Ardick in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864
Advised of the meeting by spies, Federal troops surrounded the church in the darkness and opened fire. The old men were captured and marched overland to Blue and Hall Landing near Darien, where they were put on board ship and taken to Northern prisons.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 29.543′ N, 81° 26.689′ W. Marker was near Ardick, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker was at the intersection of Coastal Highway (U.S. 17) and Churchill Road, on the right when traveling south on Coastal Highway. Touch for map. 8.8 miles north of Darien. Marker was in this post office area: Crescent GA 31304, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old Meeting House (approx. 0.7 Ardoch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Court House at Sapelo Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Houstoun McIntosh (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rice Hope (approx. 4.4 miles away); Baisden's Bluff Academy (approx. 4.8 miles away); “The Thicket” (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sapelo Island (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ardick.
Also see . . .
1. Darien Civil War and after. After the U.S. Army raided McIntosh County and destroyed Darien, gunboats were used to blockade the ports. The Federal Navy frequently seized property and supplies they found along the coast. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864. This page contains additional information on this event and a roster/ description of the men. (Submitted on January 27, 2018, by Richard Allen of Troy, Montana.)
3. “Capture of 23 old men in 1864” : The McIntosh County Raid. Also addition information on the scope of the operation (Submitted on January 27, 2018, by Richard Allen of Troy, Montana.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.