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Near Ardick in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864

 
 
Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker
Inscription.  Near here, in Ebenezer Church, 23 old men were captured by Federal troops on the night of August 3rd, 1864. These civilians, too old for military service, were the sole protection of McIntosh County, which was constantly being plundered by forces from blockade gunboats.

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. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 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
Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker, looking north on US17 (GA25) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker, looking north on US17 (GA25)
. 8.8 miles north of Darien. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Crescent GA 31304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Capture of 26 Men in 1864 (here, next to this marker); Old Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ardick.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Capture of 26 Men in 1864 (see nearby markers).
 
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
 
Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker is Missing image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 11, 2017
3. Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864 Marker is Missing
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 37 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.
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